'Wrong' in the Bible
God heard the boy's voice, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven. He asked her, "What's wrong with you, Hagar? Don't be afraid, because God has heard the voice of the youth where he is.
"Didn't I tell you!" Reuben replied. ""Don't wrong the kid!' I said, but would you listen? No! Now it's payback time!"
Don't you have the cup that my master uses to drink from and also uses to practice divination? You're wrong to have done this.'"
Later, after Joseph's brothers faced the reality of their father's death, they asked themselves, "What happens if Joseph decides to hold a grudge against us? What if he pays us back in full for all the wrong things we did to him?"
No straw is being given to us, yet they're saying to us, "Make bricks!' Look, we are being beaten. It's wrong how you are treating your people!"
"You are not to wrong or oppress an alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
You are not to follow the majority in doing wrong, and you are not to testify in a lawsuit so as to follow the majority and pervert justice.
Your little ones whom you said would be taken captive and your children who do not yet know right from wrong will enter the land. I will give it to them and they themselves will possess it.
If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
They yelled at the descendants of Dan, who turned around to face Micah and asked, "What's wrong with you? You've assembled together"?"
Micah replied, "You took my gods that I crafted, along with the priest, and left! What do I have left? So what's with this "What's wrong with you?'"
Jonathan spoke to his father Saul favorably about David. "The king shouldn't wrong his servant David because he has not wronged you and because what he has done has been very beneficial for you.
He risked his life and struck down the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a spectacular deliverance for all Israel. You saw that and rejoiced, so why would you do wrong and shed innocent blood by killing David without cause?"
Even so, she tried to tell him, "No! After all, it's more wrong to send me away than what you just did to me!"
Now throughout all of Israel no one was as handsome as Absalom or so highly praised, from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there wasn't a single thing wrong about him.
Just as the king was about to ford the Jordan River, Gera's son Shimei fell down in front of the king and addressed him, "May your majesty not hold me guilty. Don't remember how your servant did wrong the day your majesty the king left Jerusalem. May the king not let it burden his heart,
"If he's done nothing wrong, not a hair of his head will be harmed," Solomon replied. "But if we find evil in him, he's a dead man."
But Obadiah replied, "What did I do wrong, that you would put me in a position where Ahab would execute me?
he did not let anyone wrong them. He warned kings on their behalf,
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."
From the city, dying men groan aloud, and the wounded cries out for help, but God charges no one with wrong.
"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong,
Who ordained his path for him, and who has asked him, "You are wrong, aren't you?'
When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.
For evil's scepter will not rest on the land that has been allotted to the righteous, and so the righteous will not direct themselves to do wrong.
Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.
A child's heart has a tendency to do wrong, but the rod of discipline removes it far away from him.
This is what an immoral woman is like: she eats, wipes her mouth, then says "I've done nothing wrong."
Even though a sinner does what is wrong a hundred times and still survives, nevertheless I also know that things will go well for those who fear God, who fear in his presence.
He'll eat cheese and honey, when he knows enough to reject what's wrong and choose what's right.
However, before the youth knows enough to reject what's wrong and choose what's right, the land whose two kings you dread will be devastated."
For fools utter contempt, and their minds plot wrong things: practicing ungodliness, spreading lies about the LORD, leaving the pangs of hungry people unsatisfied, and depriving thirsty people of drink.
This is what the LORD says: "What did your ancestors find wrong with me that they left me, and pursued worthless things, and so they became worthless?
"This is what the Lord GOD says, "How terrible it will be for the false prophets who walk according to their own wrong inclinations and see nothing.
"And now, Son of Man, turn toward and oppose the women of your people who prophesy according to their own wrong inclinations and prophesy against them.
"If I tell the righteous person that he will certainly live, if he trusts in his own righteousness and commits evil, none of his righteousness will be remembered, and he will die because of the wrong that he commits.
The righteous LORD who lives within her will do no wrong; he will bring justice to light morning by morning. He never fails, but the unjust are shameless.
You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.
When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Offer that to your governor would he be pleased with you or receive you favorably?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
Suddenly, a man with a paralyzed hand appeared. The people asked Jesus if it was lawful to heal on Sabbath days, intending to accuse him of doing something wrong.
He asked, "What has he done wrong?" But they kept shouting louder and louder, "Let him be crucified!"
The people watched Jesus closely to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, intending to accuse him of doing something wrong.
"Why?" Pilate asked them. "What has he done wrong?" But they shouted even louder, "Crucify him!"
The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, in order to find a way of accusing him of doing something wrong.
Then he spoke to them a third time: "What has he done wrong? I have found nothing in him worthy of death. So I will punish him and let him go."
We have been condemned justly, because we are getting what we deserve for what we have done, but this man has done nothing wrong."
Jesus answered him, "If I have said anything wrong, tell me what it was. But if I have told the truth, why do you hit me?"
He told them, "You understand how wrong it is for a Jew to associate or visit with unbelievers. But God has shown me that I should stop calling anyone common or unclean,
There was a great deal of shouting until some of the scribes who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and argued forcefully, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
Otherwise, these men themselves should tell what wrong they found when I stood before the Council
"Therefore," he said, "have your authorities come down with me and present their charges against him there, if there is anything wrong with the man."
Paul said in his defense, "I have done nothing wrong against the Law of the Jews, or of the Temple, or of the emperor."
But Paul said, "I am standing before the emperor's judgment seat where I ought to be tried. I haven't done anything wrong to the Jewish leaders, as you know very well.
But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.
Do not destroy God's action for the sake of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make another person stumble because of what you eat.
The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated?
Instead, you yourselves practice doing wrong and cheating others, and brothers at that!
So, even though I wrote to you, it wasn't because of the man who did the wrong or because of the man who was hurt. Instead, I wrote to you so that your devotion to us might be made perfectly clear to you before God.
How were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I did not bother you for help? Forgive me for this wrong!
We pray to God that you will not do anything wrong not to show that we have not failed the test, but so that you may do what is right, even if we seem to have failed.
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly wrong.
I beg you, brothers, to become like me, since I became like you. You did not do anything wrong to me.
Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well.
For the person who does what is wrong will be paid back for what he has done without favoritism.
A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.
For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and does not yet know the difference between right and wrong.
but God found something wrong with his people when he said, "Look! The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
For I will be merciful regarding their wrong deeds, and I will never again remember their sins."
You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason for your own pleasure.
you may be sure that whoever brings a sinner back from his wrong path will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
For the Lord watches the righteous, and he pays attention to their prayers. But the Lord opposes those who do wrong."
After all, if it is the will of God, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.
They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Bosor's son Balaam, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.