'Wrong' in the Bible
And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight. May the Lord judge between you and me.”
Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.’”
When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!”
‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend’s hand, you shall not wrong one another.
So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.
then he shall confess his sins which he has committed, and he shall make restitution in full for his wrong and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to him whom he has wronged.
But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution which is made for the wrong must go to the Lord for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made for him.
I therefore have not sinned against you, but you are doing me wrong by making war against me; may the Lord, the Judge, judge today between the sons of Israel and the sons of Ammon.’”
But she said to him, “No, because this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you have done to me!” Yet he would not listen to her.
So he said to the king, “Let not my lord consider me guilty, nor remember what your servant did wrong on the day when my lord the king came out from Jerusalem, so that the king would take it to heart.
Then David spoke to the Lord when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, “Behold, it is I who have sinned, and it is I who have done wrong; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Your hand be against me and against my father’s house.”
Then Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong. Withdraw from me; whatever you impose on me I will bear.” So the king of Assyria required of Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, since there is no wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
“These ten times you have insulted me;You are not ashamed to wrong me.
“Behold, I know your thoughts,And the plans by which you would wrong me.
“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.Far be it from God to do wickedness,And from the Almighty to do wrong.
“Who has appointed Him His way,And who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous,So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
This is the way of an adulterous woman:She eats and wipes her mouth,And says, “I have done no wrong.”
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling.He exalted himself in Israel,But through Baal he did wrong and died.
“The remnant of Israel will do no wrongAnd tell no lies,Nor will a deceitful tongueBe found in their mouths;For they will feed and lie downWith no one to make them tremble.”
For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the Lord of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
But he answered and said to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”
Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”
But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you;
And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, “We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
“Therefore,” he *said, “let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him.”
But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also very well know.
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your brethren.
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.
I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,
Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”