'Wicked' in the Bible
When the Lord smelled the pleasing odor [a scent of satisfaction to His heart], the Lord said to Himself, I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination (the strong desire) of man's heart is evil and wicked from his youth; neither will I ever again smite and destroy every living thing, as I have done.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and exceedingly great sinners against the Lord.
And Abraham came close and said, Will You destroy the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) together with the wicked?
Far be it from You to do such a thing -- "to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him.
You shall not repeat or raise a false report; you shall not join with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Keep far from a false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.
If a man takes his sister, his father's or his mother's daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked and shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people; he has had sexual relations with his sister; he shall bear his iniquity.
And he said to the congregation, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.
If there is found among you within any of your towns which the Lord your God gives you a man or woman who does what is wicked in the sight of the Lord your God by transgressing His covenant,
Then you shall bring forth to your town's gates that man or woman who has done that wicked thing and you shall stone that man or woman to death.
And he who is taken with the devoted things shall be [killed and his body] burned with fire, he and all he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord and because he has done a shameful and wicked thing in Israel.
And the man, the master of the house, went out and said to them, No, my kinsmen, I pray you, do not act so wickedly; seeing that this man is my guest, do not do this [wicked] folly.
And I took my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel, for they have committed abomination and [wicked] folly in Israel.
And we will take ten men of 100 throughout all the tribes of Israel, and 100 of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000, to bring provisions for the men, that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin they may do to them according to all the [wicked] folly which they have committed in Israel.
Regard not your handmaid as a wicked woman; for out of my great complaint and bitter provocation I have been speaking.
He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
As the proverb of the ancients says, Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be against you.
So know this and consider what you will do, for evil is determined against our master and all his house. For he is such a wicked man that one cannot speak to him.
Let not my lord, I pray you, regard this foolish and wicked fellow Nabal, for as his name is, so is he -- "Nabal [foolish, wicked] is his name, and folly is with him. But I, your handmaid, did not see my lord's young men whom you sent.
Then all the wicked and base men who went with David said, Because they did not go with us, we will give them nothing of the spoil we have recovered, except that every man may lead away his wife and children and depart.
Your hands were not bound or your feet put into fetters; as a man falls before wicked men, so you fell. And all the people wept again over him.
How much more -- "when wicked men have slain a just man in his own house on his bed -- "shall I not now require his blood of your hand and remove you from the earth!
And I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and be moved no more. And wicked men shall afflict them no more, as formerly
But wicked, godless, and worthless lives are all like thorns to be thrust away, because they cannot be taken with the hand.
Then hear in heaven and do and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing his guilt upon his own head and justifying the [uncompromisingly] righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness (his uprightness, right standing with God).
And Elisha said to the king of Israel, What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your [wicked] father Ahab and your [wicked] mother Jezebel. But the king of Israel said to him, No, for the Lord has called [us] three kings together to be delivered into the hand of Moab.
There they burned incense on all the high places, as did the nations whom the Lord carried away before them; and they did wicked things provoking the Lord to anger.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began his fifty-five-year [wicked] reign in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah.
Then hear from heaven and do; and judge Your servants, requiting the wicked by bringing his conduct upon his own head, and justifying the [uncompromisingly] righteous by giving him according to his righteousness (his uprightness and right standing with God).
If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken into the house of God and also had used for the Baals all the dedicated things of the house of the Lord.
For they have taken as wives some of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy offspring have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this wicked act and direct violation [of God's will].
They did not serve You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness that You gave them and in the large and rich land You set before them, nor did they turn from their wicked works.
And Esther said, An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and queen.
But when Esther brought the matter before the king, he commanded in writing that Haman's wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
There [in death] the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tents of the wicked shall be no more.
It is all one; therefore I say, God [does not discriminate, but] destroys the blameless and the wicked.
The earth is given into the hands of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges [so that they are blinded to justice]. If it is not [God], who then is it [responsible for all this inequality]?
Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, that You should despise and reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?
Although You know that I am not wicked or guilty and that there is none who can deliver me out of Your hand?
If I am wicked, woe unto me! And if I am righteous, yet must I not lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and the sight of my affliction.
For He recognizes and knows hollow, wicked, and useless men (men of falsehood); when He sees iniquity, will He not consider it?
But the eyes of the wicked shall look [for relief] in vain, and they shall not escape [the justice of God]; and their hope shall be to give up the ghost.
The wicked man suffers with [self-inflicted] torment all his days, through all the years that are numbered and laid up for him, the oppressor.
God has delivered me to the ungodly (to the evil one) and cast me [headlong] into the hands of the wicked (Satan's host).
Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.
For the wicked is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a lattice-covered pit.
The strength [of the wicked] shall be hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side [if he halts].
The roots [of the wicked] shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off and wither.
They [of the west] that come after [the wicked man] shall be astonished and appalled at his day, as they [of the east] that went before were seized with horror.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless and defiled is but for a moment?
This is the wicked man's portion from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.
Why do the wicked live, become old, and become mighty in power?
But notice, [you say] the prosperity of the wicked is not in their power; the mystery [of God's dealings] with the ungodly is far from my comprehension.
How often [then] is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity comes upon them? That God distributes pains and sorrows to them in His anger?
You say, God lays up [the punishment of the wicked man's] iniquity for his children. Let Him recompense it to the man himself, that he may know and feel it.
For you say, Where is the house of the rich and liberal prince [meaning me]? And where is the tent in which the wicked [Job] dwelt?
Will you pay attention and keep to the old way that wicked men trod [in Noah's time],
Why [seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty] does He not set seasons for judgment? Why do those who know Him see not His days [for punishment of the wicked]?
They reap each one his fodder in a field [that is not his own], and they glean the vintage of the wicked man.
Among the olive rows [of the wicked, the poor] make oil; they tread [the fresh juice of the grape from] the presses, but suffer thirst.
Yet [God] prolongs the life of the [wicked] mighty by His power; they rise up when they had despaired of life.
Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
I will teach you regarding the hand and handiwork of God; that which is with the Almighty [God's actual treatment of the wicked man] will I not conceal.
This [which I am about to tell] is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage which oppressors shall receive from the Almighty:
[The wicked] will lie down rich, but does it not again; he opens his eyes, and [his wealth] is gone.
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity and walks with wicked men?
God strikes them down as wicked men in the open sight of beholders,
[Would that Job's afflictions be continued and] he be tried to the end because of his answering like wicked men!
Job uselessly opens his mouth and multiplies words without knowledge [drawing the worthless conclusion that the righteous have no more advantage than the wicked].
He does not prolong the life of the wicked, but gives the needy and afflicted their right.
But if you [Job] are filled with the judgment of the wicked, judgment and justice will keep hold on you.
From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken.
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low, and tread down the wicked where they stand [if you are so able, Job].
Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.
Behold, [the wicked man] conceives iniquity and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
The Lord has made Himself known; He executes judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion [meditation]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
The wicked shall be turned back [headlong into premature death] into Sheol (the place of the departed spirits of the wicked), even all the nations that forget or are forgetful of God.
The wicked in pride and arrogance hotly pursue and persecute the poor; let them be taken in the schemes which they have devised.
For the wicked man boasts (sings the praises) of his own heart's desire, and the one greedy for gain curses and spurns, yes, renounces and despises the Lord.
The wicked one in the pride of his countenance will not seek, inquire for, and yearn for God; all his thoughts are that there is no God [so He never punishes].
Why does the wicked [man] condemn (spurn and renounce) God? Why has he thought in his heart, You will not call to account?
Break the arm of the wicked man; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness until You find no more.
For see, the wicked are bending the bow; they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they [furtively] in darkness may shoot at the upright in heart.
The Lord tests and proves the [unyieldingly] righteous, but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence.
Upon the wicked He will rain quick burning coals or snares; fire, brimstone, and a [dreadful] scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
The wicked walk or prowl about on every side, as vileness is exalted [and baseness is rated high] among the sons of men.
From the wicked who despoil and oppress me, my deadly adversaries who surround me.
Arise, O Lord! Confront and forestall them, cast them down! Deliver my life from the wicked by Your sword,
I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked.
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Drag me not away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but malice and mischief are in their hearts.
Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, or disappointed, for I am calling upon You; let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol (the place of the dead).
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.
Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
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