'Wicked' in the Bible
(Now the people of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the Lord.)
that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know."
Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked?
Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?"
"You must not give a false report. Do not make common cause with the wicked to be a malicious witness.
Keep your distance from a false charge -- do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify the wicked.
And he said to the community, "Move away from the tents of these wicked men, and do not touch anything they have, lest you be destroyed because of all their sins."
Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite and you do not lend him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you and you will be regarded as having sinned.
you must bring to your city gates that man or woman who has done this wicked thing -- that very man or woman -- and you must stone that person to death.
Then, if the guilty person is sentenced to a beating, the judge shall force him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of blows his wicked behavior deserves.
The man who owned the house went outside and said to them, "No, my brothers! Don't do this wicked thing! After all, this man is a guest in my house. Don't do such a disgraceful thing!
The Benjaminites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah. Then the Israelites said, "Explain how this wicked thing happened!"
The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "How could such a wicked thing take place?
Don't consider your servant a wicked woman, for until now I have spoken from my deep pain and anguish."
He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.
The sons of Eli were wicked men. They did not recognize the Lord's authority.
But some wicked men said, "How can this man save us?" They despised him and did not even bring him a gift. But Saul said nothing about it.
Now be aware of this, and see what you can do. For disaster has been planned for our lord and his entire household. He is such a wicked person that no one tells him anything!"
My lord should not pay attention to this wicked man Nabal. He simply lives up to his name! His name means 'fool,' and he is indeed foolish! But I, your servant, did not see the servants my lord sent.
Surely when wicked men have killed an innocent man as he slept in his own house, should I not now require his blood from your hands and remove you from the earth?"
As he yelled curses, Shimei said, "Leave! Leave! You man of bloodshed, you wicked man!
Now a wicked man named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there. He blew the trumpet and said, "We have no share in David; we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse! Every man go home, O Israel!"
He was so wicked he worshiped the disgusting idols, just like the Amorites whom the Lord had driven out from before the Israelites.)
the prophet Jehu son of Hanani confronted him; he said to King Jehoshaphat, "Is it right to help the wicked and be an ally of those who oppose the Lord? Because you have done this the Lord is angry with you!
(Wicked Athaliah and her sons had broken into God's temple and used all the holy items of the Lord's temple in their worship of the Baals.)
"Everything that has happened to us has come about because of our wicked actions and our great guilt. Even so, our God, you have exercised restraint toward our iniquities and have given us a remnant such as this.
There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."
If a land has been given into the hand of a wicked man, he covers the faces of its judges; if it is not he, then who is it?
Is it good for you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked?
But the eyes of the wicked fail, and escape eludes them; their one hope is to breathe their last."
All his days the wicked man suffers torment, throughout the number of the years that are stored up for the tyrant.
God abandons me to evil men, and throws me into the hands of wicked men.
"Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.
that the elation of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Such is the lot God allots the wicked, and the heritage of his appointment from God."
"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, even increase in power?
But their prosperity is not their own doing. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!
"How often is the lamp of the wicked extinguished? How often does their misfortune come upon them? How often does God apportion pain to them in his anger?
For you say, 'Where now is the nobleman's house, and where are the tents in which the wicked lived?'
But it was he who filled their houses with good things -- yet the counsel of the wicked was far from me.
If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent,
They reap fodder in the field, and glean in the vineyard of the wicked.
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous.
This is the portion of the wicked man allotted by God, the inheritance that evildoers receive from the Almighty.
I broke the fangs of the wicked, and made him drop his prey from his teeth.
He goes about in company with evildoers, he goes along with wicked men.
who says to a king, 'Worthless man' and to nobles, 'Wicked men,'
But Job will be tested to the end, because his answers are like those of wicked men.
Then they cry out -- but he does not answer -- because of the arrogance of the wicked.
He does not allow the wicked to live, but he gives justice to the poor.
But now you are preoccupied with the judgment due the wicked, judgment and justice take hold of you.
Who has prescribed his ways for him? Or said to him, 'You have done what is wicked'?
that it might seize the corners of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?
Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence is broken.
Look at every proud man and abase him; crush the wicked on the spot!
How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
Not so with the wicked! Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.
For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment, nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.
Certainly the Lord guards the way of the godly, but the way of the wicked ends in destruction.
Rise up, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw; you will break the teeth of the wicked.
May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
You terrified the nations with your battle cry; you destroyed the wicked; you permanently wiped out all memory of them.
The Lord revealed himself; he accomplished justice; the wicked were ensnared by their own actions. (Higgaion. Selah)
The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol; this is the destiny of all the nations that ignore God,
The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up.
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care."
Why does the wicked man reject God? He says to himself, "You will not hold me accountable."
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man! Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds, which he thought you would not discover.
For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright.
The Lord approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.
May the Lord rain down burning coals and brimstone on the wicked! A whirlwind is what they deserve!
for the wicked seem to be everywhere, when people promote evil.
Protect me from the wicked men who attack me, my enemies who crowd around me for the kill.
Rise up, Lord! Confront him! Knock him down! Use your sword to rescue me from the wicked man!
I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
Do not let those who are my enemies for no reason gloat over me! Do not let those who hate me without cause carry out their wicked schemes!
By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!
Wait patiently for the Lord! Wait confidently for him! Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes!
Wicked men will be wiped out, but those who rely on the Lord are the ones who will possess the land.
because of what the enemy says, and because of how the wicked pressure me, for they hurl trouble down upon me and angrily attack me.
The wicked turn aside from birth; liars go astray as soon as they are born.
The godly will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
As smoke is driven away by the wind, so you drive them away. As wax melts before fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of the cruel oppressor!
For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.
Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer.
Then I entered the precincts of God's temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked.
I say to the proud, "Do not be proud," and to the wicked, "Do not be so confident of victory!
For the Lord holds in his hand a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices, and pours it out. Surely all the wicked of the earth will slurp it up and drink it to its very last drop."
God says, "I will bring down all the power of the wicked; the godly will be victorious."
He says, "How long will you make unjust legal decisions and show favoritism to the wicked? (Selah)
Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!
Certainly spending just one day in your temple courts is better than spending a thousand elsewhere. I would rather stand at the entrance to the temple of my God than live in the tents of the wicked.
Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes -- you will see the wicked paid back.
When the wicked sprout up like grass, and all the evildoers glisten, it is so that they may be annihilated.
O Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked celebrate?
in order to protect him from times of trouble, until the wicked are destroyed.
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