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There would be nothing that nations could do to keep godless oppressors from ruling them.
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Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people.
Job 34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of men, and he considereth all their steps.
1 Kings 12:28-30 And finding out a device, he made two golden calves, and said to them: Go ye up no more to Jerusalem: Behold thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. . . .
2 Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not: but were seduced by Manasses, to do evil more than the nations which the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.
Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men.
Ecclesiastes 9:18 Better is wisdom, than weapons of war: and he that shall offend in one, shall lose many good things.
Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness.
Hosea 13:11 I will give thee a king in my wrath, and will take him away in my indignation.
Micah 6:16 For thou hast kept the statutes of Amri, and all the works of the house of Achab: and thou hast walked according their wills, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing, and you shall bear the reproach of my people.
2 Thessalonians 2:4-11 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God. . . .
Revelation 13:3,4,11-14 And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death: and his death's wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast. . . .
ContextElihu Confirms God's Justice
…29For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men? 30Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people.31Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn.…
But he shall save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent.
That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.
Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just?
For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?
Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn.
When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.
Additional Translationsthat godless men should not rule or lay snares for the people.That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.
causing a hypocrite to be king, because of the waywardness of the people.
That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.
That the godless man reign not, that there be none to ensnare the people.
That the hypocrite may not reign, lest the people should be ensnared.
that the godless man may not reign, that there be no one to ensnare the people.
From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
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