Injustice, Hated By God
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Here are six things that the LORD hates seven, in fact, are detestable to him: Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood; a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,read more.
a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.
The LORD hates false scales, but he delights in accurate weights.
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.
Argue my case, LORD, against those who argue against me. Fight against those who fight against me. Take up the buckler and the shield, and rise up to help me. Take out the spear and the ax to confront the one who pursues me; say to me, "I am your deliverer!"read more.
Let those who seek my life be ashamed and disgraced; let those who plot evil against me be driven back and confounded. Make them like the chaff before the wind, as the messenger of the LORD pushes them aside. May their path be dark and slippery, as the messenger of the LORD tracks them down. Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me. Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.
May their dining tables entrap them, and become a snare for their allies. May their eyes be blinded and may their bodies tremble continuously. May you pour out your fury on them. May your burning anger overtake them.read more.
May their camp become desolate and their tents remain unoccupied. For they persecute those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded. May you punish them for their crimes; may they receive no verdict of innocence from you. May they be erased from the Book of Life, and their names not be written with the righteous.
The LORD made it known to me, and so I understood. Then you showed me their malicious deeds. I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I didn't know that they had devised schemes against me. They told themselves, "Let's destroy the tree with its fruit. Let's eliminate him from the land of the living, so his name won't be remembered again." LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the righteous judge, the one who tests feelings and the heart, let me see your vengeance on them, for I've committed my cause to you.
LORD, pay attention to me. Listen to the voice of my accusers! Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit to take my life. Remember! I stood before you and spoke good on their behalf in order to turn your wrath away from them. Therefore, make their children undergo famine, and deliver them over to death in time of war. May their women be childless widows! May their men be slaughtered! May their young men be slain by the sword in battle!read more.
Let a cry be heard from their houses because you have brought a raiding party against them suddenly. For they have dug a pit to capture me and have set traps for my feet. But you, LORD, know all their plots to kill me. Don't forgive their iniquity, and don't erase their sin from your sight. Let them stumble before you. When it's time for you to be angry, act against them!
"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile. Don't atone their iniquity, and don't let their sin be blotted out from before you, because they have demoralized the builders."
God of vengeance, LORD God of vengeance, display your splendor! Stand up, judge of the earth, and repay the proud. How long will the wicked, LORD, how long will the wicked continue to triumph?read more.
When they speak, they spew arrogance. Everyone who practices iniquity brags about it. LORD, they have crushed your people, afflicting your heritage. The wicked kill widows and foreigners; they murder orphans. They say, "The LORD cannot see, and the God of Jacob will not notice."
They cried out in a loud voice, "Holy and true Sovereign, how long will it be before you judge and take revenge on those living on the earth who shed our blood?"
Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up. He said, "In a city there was a judge who didn't fear God or respect people. In that city there was also a widow who kept coming to him and saying, "Grant me justice against my adversary.' read more.
For a while the judge refused. But later, he told himself, "I don't fear God or respect people, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice. Otherwise, she will keep coming and wear me out.'" Then the Lord added, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says. Won't God grant his chosen people justice when they cry out to him day and night? Is he slow to help them? I tell you, he will give them justice quickly. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
"Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."
Will destructive national leaders, who plan wicked things through misuse of the Law, be allied with you? They gather together against the righteous, condemning the innocent to death. But the LORD is my stronghold, and my God, the rock, is my refuge.read more.
He will repay them for their sin; he will annihilate them because of their evil. The LORD our God will annihilate them.
Certainly it is right for God to pay back those who afflict you with affliction, and to give us who are afflicted relief when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels
Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will pay him back for what he did.
then the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials and to hold unrighteous people for punishment on the day of judgment,
His judgments are true and just. He has condemned the notorious prostitute who corrupted the world with her immorality. He has taken revenge on her for the blood of his servants."
"How terrible it will be for the one who enacts unjust decrees, for those who write oppressive laws that they have prescribed to deprive the needy of justice and to rob the poor of my people of their rights, so that widows may become their spoil and so that they may plunder orphans! What will you do on the day of Judgment, in the calamity that will come from far away? To whom will you run for help, and where will you leave your wealth,
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Damascus and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they have trampled down Gilead with ironclad threshing sleds. So I will send down fire upon the house of Hazael, and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.
"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so. They covet fields and seize them; they covet houses, and grab them, too. They harass the valiant man, along with his household, an individual and his estate. "Therefore this is what the LORD says, "I'm crafting evil against this family, from which you can't escape. You won't strut around arrogantly, because the times are evil.'
Ask the king, "Did you commit murder? And now you're going to steal as well?' Also tell him, "This is what the LORD says: "Where the dogs were licking up Naboth's blood, dogs will also lick up your blood that's right yours!"'"
"Therefore, since you trample the poor continuously, taxing his grain, building houses of stone in which you won't live and planting fine vineyards from which you won't drink and because I know that your transgressions are many, and your sins are numerous as you oppose the righteous, taking bribes as a ransom, and turning away the poor in court
"Hear this, you who are swallowing up the needy, who intend to make the poor of the land fail, and who are saying, "When will the New Moon fade so we may sell grain, and the Sabbath conclude so we may market winnowed wheat? shortchanging the measure, raising the price, falsifying the scales by treachery, buying the poor for cash, and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling chaff mixed in with the wheat.'read more.
"The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: I will never forget anything they have done.
Woe to this city, contaminated with shed blood, all full of lies and robberies it is never without victims!
"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
But if that servant says to himself, "My master is taking a long time to come back,' and begins to beat the other servants and to eat, drink, and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he doesn't expect him and at an hour that he doesn't know. Then his master will punish him severely and assign him a place with unfaithful people.
Instead, one brother goes to court against another brother, and before unbelieving judges, at that! The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves practice doing wrong and cheating others, and brothers at that!
Furthermore, you must never take advantage of or exploit a brother in this regard, because the Lord avenges all these things, just as we already told you and warned you.
Now listen, you rich people! Cry and moan over the miseries that are overtaking you. Your riches are rotten, your clothes have been eaten by moths, your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be used as evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasures in these last days. read more.
Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies. You have lived in luxury and pleasure on earth. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the one who is righteous, even though he did not rebel against you.
Look! He is coming in the clouds. Every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen.
Don't be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity. Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away.
For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked. For there is no struggle at their deaths, and their bodies are healthy. They do not experience problems common to ordinary people; they aren't afflicted as others are.read more.
Therefore pride is their necklace and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge from obesity and the imaginations of their mind cross the border into sin. In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression. They choose to speak against heaven; while they talk about things on earth. Therefore God's people return there and drink it all in like water until they're satiated. Then they say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"
If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD. "LORD, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see it. And let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame yes, let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them!
"Haven't you existed forever, LORD my God, my Holy One? We won't die! LORD, you've prepared them for judgment; Rock, you've sentenced them to correction. Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?
Don't rob the poor person because he is poor, and don't crush the helpless in court,
"You are not to give false testimony against your neighbor.
"You are not to wrong or oppress an alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt. "You are not to mistreat any widow or orphan.
"You are not to pervert justice for the poor among you in their lawsuits. Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty. You are not to take a bribe because a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and distorts the words of the righteous.