'Wrong' in the Bible
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong].
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 to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns evil [because it is wrong]?
And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns all evil [because it is wrong]? And still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved Me against him to destroy him without cause.
Who makes the designs of the wise go wrong, so that they are unable to give effect to their purposes.
Teach me, and I will be silent. Help me understand what I did wrong.
My words may seem wrong to you, but the words of him who has no hope are for the wind.
Return, I pray you, let there be no wrong; yea, return again, my righteousness shall be in it.
Is there wrong in my tongue? cannot my taste discern mischievous things?
If I have done wrong, what have I done to you, O keeper of men? why have you made me a mark for your blows, so that I am a weariness to myself?
Does God give wrong decisions? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging?
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.
I have done no wrong; I give no thought to what becomes of me; I have no desire for life.
It is all the same to me; so I say, He puts an end to the sinner and to him who has done no wrong together.
If death comes suddenly through disease, he makes sport of the fate of those who have done no wrong.
That, if I did wrong, you would take note of it, and would not make me clear from sin:
If thou put far away the iniquity which is in thy hand, and let not wrong dwell in thy tents;
It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!
It is by your mouth, even yours, that you are judged to be in the wrong, and not by me; and your lips give witness against you.
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery (wrong and injustice).
The upright are surprised at this, and he who has done no wrong is troubled because of the evil-doers.
Ten times you've tried to humiliate me! You're not ashamed to wrong me!
then at least you must know that God has accused me of wrong, and trapped me with his net."
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
Look, I know your thoughts, the schemes you would wrong me with.
The upright saw it and were glad: and those who had done no wrong made sport of them,
From the city, dying men groan aloud, and the wounded cries out for help, but God charges no one with wrong.
If I did wrong in the cause of my man-servant, or my woman-servant, when they went to law with me;
If my hand had been lifted up against him who had done no wrong, when I saw that I was supported by the judges;
Also against [Job's] three friends was [Elihu's] anger kindled, because they had found no answer [were unable to show his real error], and yet they had declared him to be in the wrong [and responsible for his own afflictions].
I paid close attention to you. Yet no one proved Job wrong; not one of you refuted his arguments.
But I tell you that you are wrong in this [matter], since God is greater than man.
He makes a song, saying, I did wrong, turning from the straight way, but he did not give me the reward of my sin.
Though I am right, still I am in pain; my wound may not be made well, though I have done no wrong.
Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding. It is impossible for God [to do] wrong, and [for] the Almighty [to act] unjustly.
And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I won't do it again."
What profit is it to me, and how am I better off than if I had done wrong?
If you have done wrong, is he any the worse for it? and if your sins are great in number, what is it to him?
But now because God has not [speedily] punished in His anger and seems to be unaware of the wrong and oppression [of which a person is guilty],
He makes the wrong done to the poor the way of their salvation, opening their ears by their trouble.
Who has appointed His way for Him, and who has declared, "You have done wrong"?
There is no searching out of the Ruler of all: his strength and his judging are great; he is full of righteousness, doing no wrong.
Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?
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