Injustice, Hated By God
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Six things the Lord hates; in fact, seven are detestable to Him:
Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord, but an accurate weight is His delight.
Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, but faithful people are His delight.
Oppose my opponents, Lord; fight those who fight me.
Let their table set before them be a snare, and let it be a trap for [their] allies.
The Lord informed me, so I knew. Then You helped me to see their deeds,
Pay attention to me, Lord. Hear what my opponents are saying!
Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.
Lord, God of vengeance- God of vengeance, appear.
They cried out with a loud voice: "O Lord, holy and true, how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?"
He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged:
"Because of the oppression of the afflicted and the groaning of the poor, I will now rise up," says the Lord. "I will put in a safe place the one who longs for it."
Can a corrupt throne- one that creates trouble by law- become Your ally?
since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
because His judgments are true and righteous, because He has judged the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality; and He has avenged the blood of His servants that was on her hands.
Woe to those enacting crooked statutes and writing oppressive laws
The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Damascus for three crimes, even four, because they threshed Gilead with iron sledges.
Woe to those who dream up wickedness and prepare evil [plans]on their beds! At morning light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.
Tell him, 'This is what the Lord says: Have you murdered and also taken possession?' Then tell him, 'This is what the Lord says: In the place where the dogs licked Naboth's blood, the dogs will also lick your blood!' "
Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact a grain tax from him, you will never live in the houses of cut stone you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.
Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts.
But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
Instead, brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.
Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him. And all the families of the earth will mourn over Him. This is certain. Amen.
Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong.
For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
[But if] the wicked is shown favor, he does not learn righteousness. In a righteous land he acts unjustly and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
Are You not from eternity, Yahweh my God? My Holy One, You will not die. Lord, You appointed them to execute judgment; [my] Rock, You destined them to punish [us].
"You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
"You must not deny justice to the poor among you in his lawsuit.