THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

5:3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

5:4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

5:5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

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

15:21A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

15:23He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

15:27Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

15:29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

20:5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

20:22In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

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

21:8Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

21:9Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

21:10Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

21:11They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

21:12They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

21:13They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

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

37:1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

37:35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

37:36Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

49:10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

49:11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

49:12Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

49:13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

49:14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

49:15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

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.

73:6Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

73:7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

73:8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

73:9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

73:10Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

73:11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

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.

73:18Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

73:19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

73:20As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

73:21Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

73:22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

92:6A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

92:7When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

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.

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.

Habakkuk (Author Habakkuk)

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.

1:4Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

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?

1:15They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

1:16Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

1:17Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

Malachi (Author Malachi)

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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