New Living Translation
The whole earth is in the hands of the wicked, and God blinds the eyes of the judges. If he's not the one who does it, who is?
King James Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
Darby Bible Translation
The earth is given over into the hand of the wicked man; he covereth the faces of its judges. If not, who then is it?
World English Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?
Young's Literal Translation
Earth hath been given Into the hand of the wicked one. The face of its judges he covereth, If not -- where, who is he?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:24 The earth - The dominion over it. Into - Into their power. As good men are frequently scourged, so the wicked are advanced. Faces - Meantime he covers the faces of wise and good men, fit to be judges, and buries them alive in obscurity, perhaps suffers them to be condemned, and their faces covered as criminals, by those to whom the earth is given. This is daily done: if it be not God that doth it, where and who is he that doth?
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
That the Self-Existent Being must be All-Powerful.
"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while smiling on the schemes of the wicked?
But robbers are left in peace, and those who provoke God live in safety--though God keeps them in his power.
He leads counselors away, stripped of good judgment; wise judges become fools.
God has handed me over to sinners. He has tossed me into the hands of the wicked.
"I cry out, 'Help!' but no one answers me. I protest, but there is no justice.
"Why do the wicked prosper, growing old and powerful?
You probably think the land belongs to the powerful and only the privileged have a right to it!
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