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Habakkuk 1:13

[Your] eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate those who are treacherous? Why are You silent while one who is wicked swallows up one who is more righteous than himself?

Job 19:7

I cry out: Violence! but get no response; I call for help, but there is no justice.

Job 24:1

Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why do those who know Him never see His days?

Psalm 59:3-4

Lord, look! They set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine. For no fault of mine, they run and take up a position. Awake to help me, and take notice.

Psalm 74:1

Why have You rejected [us] forever, God? Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture?

Psalm 88:5

abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.

Job 4:7

Consider: who has perished when he was innocent? Where have the honest been destroyed?

John 9:2-3

His disciples questioned Him: "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," Jesus answered. "[This came about] so that God's works might be displayed in him.

Ezekiel 18:25

"But you say: The Lord's way isn't fair. Now listen, house of Israel: Is it My way that is unfair? Instead, isn't it your ways that are unfair?

Job 2:9-10

His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!" "You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Job 23:13-15

But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does what He desires. He will certainly accomplish what He has decreed for me, and He has many more things like these in mind. Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider [this], I am afraid of Him.

Job 40:2

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct [Him]? Let him who argues with God give an answer.

Psalm 73:3

For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:13

Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing?

Job 34:12

Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly and the Almighty does not pervert justice.

Job 36:26

Look, God is exalted beyond our knowledge; the number of His years cannot be counted.

Job 37:19

Teach us what we should say to Him; we cannot prepare [our case] because of our darkness.

Job 40:4

I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? I place my hand over my mouth.

Genesis 18:25

You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won't the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"

Psalm 55:22-23

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will support you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

Exodus 2:23

After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.

Psalm 56:3-4

When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.

Psalm 70:2

Let those who seek my life be disgraced and confounded; let those who wish me harm be driven back and humiliated.

Psalm 107:6

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress.

Daniel 3:17-18

If the God we serve exists, then He can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He can rescue us from the power of you, the king. But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

1 Peter 2:23

when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

Psalm 9:12

For the One who seeks an accounting for bloodshed remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

2 Kings 14:26

For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.

Psalm 1:6

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Psalm 33:18-19

Now the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him- those who depend on His faithful love to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 59:8

But You laugh at them, Lord; You ridicule all the nations.

Ezekiel 36:6-7

Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: This is what the Lord God says: Look, I speak in My burning zeal because you have endured the insults of the nations. Therefore this is what the Lord God says: I swear that the nations all around you will endure their own insults.

Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him who unjustly gains wealth for his house to place his nest on high, to escape from the reach of disaster!

Job 42:10-12

After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his prosperity and doubled his [previous] possessions. All his brothers, sisters, and former acquaintances came to his house and dined with him in his house. They offered him sympathy and comfort concerning all the adversity the Lord had brought on him. Each one gave him a qesitah, and a gold earring. So the Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the earlier. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Revelation 7:16

no longer will they hunger; no longer will they thirst; no longer will the sun strike them, or any heat.

Malachi 3:5

"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.

Exodus 3:19-20

"However, I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go, unless [he is forced] by a strong hand. I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles that I will perform in it. After that, he will let you go.

Psalm 73:16-18

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. Indeed You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin.

Psalm 141:10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass [safely] by.

Amos 1:3

The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Damascus for three crimes, even four, because they threshed Gilead with iron sledges.

Habakkuk 2:16

You will be filled with disgrace instead of glory. You also-drink, and expose your uncircumcision! The cup in the Lord's right hand will come around to you, and utter disgrace will cover your glory.

Matthew 25:41-46

Then He will also say to those on the left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you didn't take Me in; I was naked and you didn't clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn't take care of Me.' read more.
"Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?' "Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.' "And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

1 Peter 4:18

And if the righteous is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?

Revelation 18:6-7

Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her. As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief. Because she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief,'

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