Injustice, Hated By God
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There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.
May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it; Then You showed me their deeds.
Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER."
Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Damascus and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.
"You shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Have you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours."'"
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.
"But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Though the wicked is shown favor, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die You, O LORD, have appointed them to judge; And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.