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Habakkuk 1:13

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?

Job 19:7

"Although I cried out "Violence!' I received no answer; I cried for help, but there was no justice.

Job 24:1

Why doesn't the Almighty reserve time for judgment? And why don't those who know him perceive his days?

Psalm 59:3-4

Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD. Without any fault on my part, they rush together and prepare themselves. Get up! Come help me! Pay attention!

Psalm 74:1

Why, God? Have you rejected us forever? Your anger is burning against the sheep of your pasture.

Psalm 88:5

released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.

Job 4:7

Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?

John 9:2-3

His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that caused him to be born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This happened so that God's work might be revealed in him.

Ezekiel 18:25

"Yet you keep saying, "The LORD isn't being consistent with his standards.' Pay attention, you house of Israel: Is my behavior really inconsistent with my standards? Isn't it your behavior that isn't just?

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

Job 23:13-15

"But he is One who can change him? He does whatever he wants to do. He'll complete what he has planned for me; he has many things in mind for me! That's why I'm terrified at his presence! When I think about it, I'm afraid of him.

Job 40:2

"Should the one who is fighting the Almighty find fault with him? Let God's accuser answer."

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:13

I kept my heart pure for nothing and kept my hands clean from guilt.

Job 34:12

Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice.

Job 37:19

Tell us! What are we to say to him? Can we prepare our case to face him when our faces are in darkness?

Job 40:4

"I must look insignificant to you! How can I answer you? I'm speechless.

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"

Psalm 55:22-23

Cast on the LORD whatever he sends your way, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Exodus 2:23

The king of Egypt eventually died, and the Israelis groaned because of the bondage. They cried out, and their cry for deliverance from slavery ascended to God.

Psalm 56:3-4

On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.

Psalm 70:2

May those who seek to kill me be publicly humiliated. May those who take pleasure in my harm be turned back in humiliation.

Psalm 107:6

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

Daniel 3:17-18

Your majesty, if it be his will, our God whom we serve can deliver us from the blazing fire furnace, and he will deliver us from you. But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

1 Peter 4:19

So then, those who suffer according to God's will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do what is good.

Psalm 9:12

As an avenger of blood, he remembers them; he has not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.

2 Kings 14:26

For the LORD observed Israel's bitter misery, and there was no one left, neither slave nor free, and there was no deliverer for Israel.

Psalm 1:6

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

Psalm 33:18-19

Indeed, the LORD watches those who fear him; those who trust in his gracious love to deliver them from death; to keep them alive in times of famine.

Psalm 59:8

But you, LORD, will laugh at them; you will mock all the nations.

Ezekiel 36:6-7

"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and speak to its mountains, hills, ravines, and valleys. Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Pay attention! In my zealous anger I'm speaking because you've had to endure the mockery of the world's nations."'" "Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "I hereby raise my hand to swear this oath: the nations that surround you will have their own mockery to endure!

Habakkuk 2:9

"Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil.

Job 42:10-12

The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed. Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings. The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.

Revelation 7:16

They will never be hungry or thirsty again. Neither the sun nor its heat will ever beat down on them,

Malachi 3:5

"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.

Exodus 3:19-20

I know that the king of Egypt won't allow you to go unless compelled to do so by force, so I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will do there. After that he will release you.

Psalm 73:16-18

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny. You have certainly set them in slippery places; you will make them fall to their ruin.

Psalm 141:10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.

Amos 1:3

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.

Habakkuk 2:16

You are filled with dishonor instead of glory. So go ahead, drink and be naked! The LORD will turn against you, and utter disgrace will debase your reputation.

Matthew 25:41-46

"Then he will say to those on his left, "Get away from me, you who are accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! Here's why: 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 welcome me. I was naked, and you didn't clothe me. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' read more.
"Then they will reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or as a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn't help you?' Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.' These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life."

1 Peter 4:18

"If it is hard for the righteous person to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and sinful person?"

Revelation 18:6-7

Do to her as she herself has done, and give her double for her deeds. Mix a double drink for her in the cup she mixed. Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, "I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery.'

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