of the wicked
; morally wrong
; concretely an (actively) bad
A primitive root; to drag
off roughly; by implication to bring up
the cud (that is, ruminate
); by analogy to saw
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
A primitive root; to refuse
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2121
A primitive root; to do
, in the broadest sense and widest application.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812
Count - 4888
; properly a verdict
(favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence
or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law
, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice
, including a particular right
, or privilege
(statutory or customary), or even a style
_ _ robbery or, “destruction,” especially oppression, of which they are authors.
_ _ shall destroy literally, “cut with a saw” (1 Kings 7:9), that is, utterly ruin them. Their sins shall be visited on them in kind.
_ _ to do judgment what is just and right.
_ _ See here, 1. The nature of injustice. Getting money by lying (Proverbs 21:6) is no better than downright robbery. Cheating is stealing; you might as well pick a man's pocket as impose upon him by a lie in making a bargain, which he had no fence against but by not believing you; and it will be no excuse from the guilt of robbery to say that he might choose whether he would believe you, for that is a debt we should owe to all men. 2. The cause of injustice. Men refuse to do judgment; they will not render to all their due, but withhold it, and omissions make way for commissions; they come at length to robbery itself. Those that refuse to do justice will choose to do wrong. 3. The effects of injustice; it will return upon the sinner's own head. The robbery of the wicked will terrify them (so some); their consciences will be filled with horror and amazement, will cut them, will saw them asunder (so others); it will destroy them here and for ever, therefore he had said (Proverbs 21:6), They seek death.
The (d) robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
(d) He means this chiefly of judges and princes who leave that calling, to which God has called them, and impoverish their subjects to maintain their lusts.
Proverbs 1:18-19 And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives. ... So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Proverbs 10:6 Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 22:22-23 Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: ... For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Psalms 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 9:16 The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Isaiah 1:23-24 Thy princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. ... Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
Jeremiah 7:9-11 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; ... Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen [it], saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 7:15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, [even] the whole seed of Ephraim.
Ezekiel 22:13-14 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. ... Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken [it], and will do [it].
Micah 3:9-12 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. ... Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
- destroy them:
- Heb. saw them, or, dwell with them,
Zechariah 5:3-4 Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it. ... I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Ezekiel 18:18 [As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
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