Far be it from You to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"
Cross ReferencesRomans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.
By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world?
in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
What if there are fifty righteous ones in the city? Will You really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous ones who are there?
At that time I charged your judges: "Hear the disputes between your brothers, and judge fairly between a man and his brother or a foreign resident.
Show no partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. And bring to me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it."
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He.
I have not sinned against you, but you have done me wrong by waging war against me. May the LORD, the Judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites."
2 Chronicles 19:7
And now, may the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice, partiality, or bribery."
You are just in all that has befallen us, because You have acted faithfully, while we have acted wickedly.
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Behold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers.
Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wrong, and for the Almighty to act unjustly.
Then men will say, "There is surely a reward for the righteous! There is surely a God who judges the earth!"
I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked, since there is a time for every activity and every deed."
Tell the righteous it will be well for them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.
Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done.
But, O LORD of Hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for I have committed my cause to You.
Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Hear now, O house of Israel: Is it My way that is unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not."
Chapter Outline1. The Lord appears to Abraham, who entertains angels.
9. Sarah is reproved for laughing at the promise of a son.
16. The destruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham.
23. Abraham makes intercession for its inhabitants.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job 9:22, 23
Ecclesiastes 8:12, 13
Isaiah 3:10, 11
Isaiah 57:1, 2
2 Corinthians 5:10
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