'Evil' in the Bible
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
And at the end of their days of feasting, Job sent and made them clean, getting up early in the morning and offering burned offerings for them all. For, Job said, It may be that my sons have done wrong and said evil of God in their hearts. And Job did this whenever the feasts came round.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head.
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
There the passions of the evil are over, and those whose strength has come to an end have rest.
What I have seen is that those by whom trouble has been ploughed, and evil planted, get the same for themselves.
For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
He will keep you safe from the evil tongue; and you will have no fear of wasting when it comes.
Let your minds be changed, and do not have an evil opinion of me; yes, be changed, for my righteousness is still in me.
Have I said anything that's unjust? I can discern evil, can't I?"
If your children have done evil against him, then their punishment is from his hand.
Surely God won't reject those who are blameless or hold hands with those who practice evil.
Though I was in the right, he would say that I was in the wrong; I have done no evil; but he says that I am a sinner.
Thou renewest thy witnesses before me and increasest thy displeasure against me; successions of evil and a time of toil are with me.
For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?
If you have any iniquity, throw it far away. Don't let evil live in your residence.
Who [is so blind as] not to recognize in all these [that good and evil are promiscuously scattered throughout nature and human life] that it is God's hand which does it [and God's way]?
how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, who drinks in evil like water!
The evil man is in pain all his days, and the number of the years stored up for the cruel is small.
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb prepares deception.
[The forces of evil] have gaped at me with their mouths; they have struck me upon the cheek insolently; they massed themselves together and conspired unanimously against me.
God abandons me to evil men, and throws me into the hands of wicked men.
Surely such is the residence of an evil man; and this is the place of one who has not known God.'"
Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me?
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth and he conceals it under his tongue,
This is the reward of the evil man, and the heritage given to him by God.
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster, rescued from the day of wrath.
Will you keep to the old path that evil men have walked --
If you come back to the Ruler of all, making yourself low before him; if you put evil far away from your tents;
The borders they reach, A drove they have taken violently away, Yea, they do evil.
He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
Let my hater be like the evil man, and let him who comes against me be as the sinner.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
And I broke [the] evil one's jaw bones, and I made [his] prey drop from his teeth.
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Is not disaster for [the] evil one and ruin for [the] workers of mischief?
If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
Then in place of grain let thorns come up, and in place of barley evil-smelling plants.
I am clean, without sin; I am washed, and there is no evil in me:
In order that man may be turned from his evil works, and that pride may be taken away from him;
traffics in those who practice evil, and walks with wicked people?
"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, from the Almighty to do evil.
Truly, God does not do evil, and the Ruler of all is not a false judge.
How may a hater of right be a ruler? and will you say that the upright Ruler of all is evil?
[God] Who says to a king, You are worthless and vile, or to princes and nobles, You are ungodly and evil?
There's no such thing as darkness to him not even deep darkness that can conceal those who practice evil.
What I don't see, instruct me! If I've done anything evil, I won't repeat it!'
Oh, how Job needs to be given a full court trial, as a rebuke to those who practice evil,
There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
Then he makes clear to them what they have done, even their evil works in which they have taken pride.
He opens their ears and instructs them, commanding them to repent from evil.
Be careful! Don't turn to evil, because of this you will be tried by more than affliction.
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
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