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God gave the world to the wicked. He made all the judges blind. And if God didn't do it, who did?
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The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, he covereth the face of the judges thereof: and if it be not he, who is it then?
Job 12:6-10 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands: . . .
Job 21:7-15 Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches? . . .
Psalm 17:14 From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
Psalm 73:3-7 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .
Jeremiah 12:1,2 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .
Daniel 4:17 The tree which thou sawest, which was high and strong, whose height reached to the skies, and the sight thereof into all the earth:
Daniel 5:18-21 O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour. . . .
Daniel 7:7 After this I beheld in the vision of the night, and lo, a fourth beast, terrible and wonderful, and exceeding strong, it had great iron teeth, eating and breaking in pieces, and treading down the rest with his feet: and it was unlike to the other beasts which I had seen before it, and had ten horns.
Habakkuk 1:14-17 And thou wilt make men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler. . . .
2 Samuel 15:30 But David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, going up and weeping, walking barefoot, and with his head covered, and all the people that were with them, went up with their heads covered weeping.
2 Samuel 19:4 And the king covered his head, and cried with a loud voice: O my son Absalom, O Absalom my son, O my son.
Esther 6:12 But Mardochai returned to the palace gate: and Aman made haste to go to his house, mourning and having his head covered:
Esther 7:8 And when the king came back out of the garden set with trees, and entered into the place of the banquet, he found Aman was fallen upon the bed on which Esther lay, and he said: He will force the queen also in my presence, in my own house. The word was not yet gone out of the king's mouth, and immediately they covered his face.
Jeremiah 14:4 For the destruction of the land, because there came no rain upon the earth, the husbandman were confounded, they covered their heads.
Job 24:25 And if it be not so, who can convince me that I have lied, and set my words before God?
Job 32:2 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation: now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God.
ContextJob: How Can I Argue with God?
…23If he scourge, let him kill at once, and not laugh at the pains of the innocent. 24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, he covereth the face of the judges thereof: and if it be not he, who is it then?25My days have been swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen good.…
Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:
He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.
God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked.
Behold I shall cry suffering violence, and no one will hear: I shall cry aloud, and there is none to judge.
Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?
In the strength of thy arm thou didst possess the land, and being the most mighty thou holdest it.
Out of the cities they have made men to groan, and the soul of the wounded hath cried out, and God doth not suffer it to pass unrevenged.
You have wearied the Lord with your words, and you said: Wherein have we wearied him? In that you say: Every one that doth evil, is good in the sight of the Lord, and such please him: or surely where is the God of judgment?
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