THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

10:15If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

12:6The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

21:7Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

24:1Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

24:2Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

24:3They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

24:4They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

24:5Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.

24:6They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

24:7They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.

24:8They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

24:9They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

24:10They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;

24:11Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

24:12Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

33:13Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

10:5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

73:2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

73:3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

73:4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

73:5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

73:12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

73:13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

73:14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

73:15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

73:16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

73:17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

89:47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

28:5Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

7:15All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

8:12Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

8:13But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

8:14There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.

8:15Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

8:16When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

8:17Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

9:2All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

9:11I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

12:1Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

12:2Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

50:7All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

Daniel (Author Daniel)

12:10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Micah (Author Micah)

4:12But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

Habakkuk (Author Habakkuk)

1:2O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

1:3Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

1:11Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

1:13Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

1:14And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Malachi (Author Malachi)

3:14Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

3:15And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.



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