'Wicked' in the Bible
Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.
Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. Yahweh killed him.
Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. Yahweh is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
"You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.
"Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.
He spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins!"
If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
and it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his wickedness, by number.
Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation."
He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you.
Then all the wicked men and base fellows, of those who went with David, answered and said, "Because they didn't go with us, we will not give them anything of the spoil that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, that he may lead them away, and depart."
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"
then hear in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
and there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the nations whom Yahweh carried away before them; and they worked wicked things to provoke Yahweh to anger;
The sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah; which three were born to him of Shua's daughter the Canaanitess. Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and he killed him.
then hear from heaven, and do, and judge your servants, bringing retribution to the wicked, to bring his way on his own head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? Because of this, wrath is on you from before Yahweh.
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of Yahweh did they bestow on the Baals.
For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and rich land which you gave before them, neither did they turn from their wicked works.
Esther said, "An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman!" Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
There the wicked cease from troubling. There the weary are at rest.
Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."
"It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?
Although you know that I am not wicked, there is no one who can deliver out of your hand.
If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still shall not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and conscious of my affliction.
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail. They shall have no way to flee. Their hope shall be the giving up of the spirit."
the wicked man writhes in pain all his days, even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.
God delivers me to the ungodly, and casts me into the hands of the wicked.
"Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, The spark of his fire shall not shine.
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the heritage appointed to him by God."
"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
"How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out, that their calamity comes on them, that God distributes sorrows in his anger?
For you say, 'Where is the house of the prince? Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?'
Will you keep the old way, which wicked men have trodden,
Yet he filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
They cut their provender in the field. They glean the vineyard of the wicked.
"Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
"This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?
Who says to a king, 'Vile!' or to nobles, 'Wicked!'?
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
I wish that Job were tried to the end, because of his answering like wicked men.
He doesn't preserve the life of the wicked, but gives to the afflicted their right.
"But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you.
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?
From the wicked, their light is withheld. The high arm is broken.
Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.
Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
You have rebuked the nations. You have destroyed the wicked. You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
Yahweh has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.
The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol, even all the nations that forget God.
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.
The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"
Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none.
For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
The wicked walk on every side, when what is vile is exalted among the sons of men. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who surround me.
Arise, Yahweh, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword;
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
Don't draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
Let me not be disappointed, Yahweh, for I have called on you. Let the wicked be disappointed. Let them be silent in Sheol.
Many sorrows come to the wicked, but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in Yahweh.
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
An oracle is within my heart about the disobedience of the wicked: "There is no fear of God before his eyes."
Don't let the foot of pride come against me. Don't let the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.
For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn't there.
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.
But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish -- vanish like smoke.
The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.
Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
Yahweh helps them, and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they have taken refuge in him. A Psalm by David, for a memorial.
I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
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