'Wrong' in the Bible
God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What’s wrong, Hagar? Don’t be afraid, for God has heard the voice of the boy from the place where he is.
Isn’t this the cup that my master drinks from and uses for divination? What you have done is wrong!’”
When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, “If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the suffering we caused him.”
‘Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers’ transgression and their sin—the suffering they caused you.’ Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when their message came to him.
The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you attacking your neighbor?”
They got up early the next morning and went up the ridge of the hill country, saying, “Let’s go to the place the Lord promised, for we were wrong.”
David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came to Jonathan and asked, “What have I done? What did I do wrong? How have I sinned against your father so that he wants to take my life?”
Deal faithfully with your servant, for you have brought me into a covenant with you before the Lord. If I have done anything wrong, then kill me yourself; why take me to your father?”
Now go back quietly and you won’t be doing anything the Philistine leaders think is wrong.”
I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.
“No,” she cried, “sending me away is much worse than the great wrong you’ve already done to me!” But he refused to listen to her.
When David saw the angel striking the people, he said to the Lord, “Look, I am the one who has sinned; I am the one who has done wrong. But these sheep, what have they done? Please, let Your hand be against me and my father’s family.”
and when they come to their sensesin the land where they were deportedand repent and petition You in their captors’ land:“We have sinned and done wrong;we have been wicked,”
So Hezekiah king of Judah sent word to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong; withdraw from me. Whatever you demand from me, I will pay.” The king of Assyria demanded 11 tons of silver and one ton of gold from King Hezekiah of Judah.
David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come in peace to help me, my heart will be united with you, but if you have come to betray me to my enemies even though my hands have done no wrong, may the God of our ancestors look on it and judge.”
and when they come to their sensesin the land where they were deportedand repent and petition You in their captors’ land,saying: “We have sinned and done wrong;we have been wicked,”
Teach me, and I will be silent.Help me understand what I did wrong.
I know your thoughts very well,the schemes you would wrong me with.
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.
Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding.It is impossible for God to do wrong,and for the Almighty to act unjustly.
Teach me what I cannot see;if I have done wrong, I won’t do it again.”
Who has appointed His way for Him,and who has declared, “You have done wrong”?
Davidic.Do not be agitated by evildoers;do not envy those who do wrong.
They do nothing wrong;they follow His ways.
Better a poor man who lives with integritythan a rich man who distorts right and wrong.
The one who lives with integrity will be helped,but one who distorts right and wrongwill suddenly fall.
This is the way of an adulteress:she eats and wipes her mouthand says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
When there is a man whose work was done with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and he must give his portion to a man who has not worked for it, this too is futile and a great wrong.
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong.
I spread out My hands all day longto a rebellious peoplewho walk in the wrong path,following their own thoughts.
Each one betrays his friend;no one tells the truth.They have taught their tongues to speak lies;they wear themselves out doing wrong.
Now pay attention: Today I am setting you free from the chains that were on your hands. If it pleases you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will take care of you. But if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, go no farther. Look—the whole land is in front of you. Wherever it seems good and right for you to go, go there.”
My people are lost sheep;their shepherds have led them astray,guiding them the wrong way in the mountains.They have wandered from mountain to hill;they have forgotten their resting place.
Lord, You see the wrong done to me;judge my case.
“As for his father, he will die for his own iniquity because he practiced fraud, robbed his brother, and did what was wrong among his people.
we have sinned, done wrong, acted wickedly, rebelled, and turned away from Your commands and ordinances.
The righteous Lord is in her;He does no wrong.He applies His justice morning by morning;He does not fail at dawn,yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.
The remnant of Israel will no longerdo wrong or tell lies;a deceitful tongue will not be foundin their mouths.But they will pasture and lie down,with nothing to make them afraid.
“When you present a blind animal for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick animal, is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?” asks the Lord of Hosts.
True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing wrong was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and fairness and turned many from sin.
“He replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I’m doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me on a denarius?
Then he said, “Why? What has He done wrong?”But they kept shouting, “Crucify Him!” all the more.
Then Pilate said to them, “Why? What has He done wrong?”But they shouted, “Crucify Him!” all the more.
A third time he said to them, “Why? What has this man done wrong? I have found in Him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore, I will have Him whipped and then release Him.”
We are punished justly, because we’re getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.”
“If I have spoken wrongly,” Jesus answered him, “give evidence about the wrong; but if rightly, why do you hit Me?”
“Therefore,” he said, “let the men of authority among you go down with me and accuse him, if there is any wrong in this man.”
But Paul said: “I am standing at Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as even you can see very well.
If then I am doing wrong, or have done anything deserving of death, I do not refuse to die, but if there is nothing to what these men accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!”
And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.
For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.
Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.
Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong for a man to cause stumbling by what he eats.
So even though I wrote to you, it was not because of the one who did wrong, or because of the one who was wronged, but in order that your diligence for us might be made plain to you in the sight of God.
So in what way were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I personally did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!
Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong—not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear to fail.
25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism.