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There is so little honesty that those who stop doing evil find themselves the victims of crime." The LORD has seen this, and he is displeased that there is no justice.
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And truth hath been forgotten: and he that departed from evil, lay open to be a prey: and the Lord saw, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because there is no judgment.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice.
Psalm 5:9 For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
Psalm 12:1,2 Unto the end: for the octave, a psalm for David.  Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men. . . .
Jeremiah 5:1,2 Go about through the streets of Jerusalem, and see, and consider, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man that executeth judgment, and seeketh faith: and I will be merciful unto it. . . .
Jeremiah 7:28 And thou shalt say to them: This is a nation which hath not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor received instruction: faith is lost, and is taken away out of their mouth.
Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. . . .
Micah 7:2 The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.
Habakkuk 1:13,14 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself? . . .
Acts 9:1,23 And Saul, as yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest . . .
Romans 8:36 (As it is written: For thy sake, we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)
Hebrews 11:36-38 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons. . . .
1 John 3:11,12 For this is the declaration which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. . . .
2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu went forth to the servants of his Lord: and they said to him: Are all things well? why came this madman to thee? And he said to them: You know the man, and what he said.
Jeremiah 29:26 The Lord hath made thee priest instead of Joiada the priest, that thou shouldst be ruler in the house of the Lord, over every man that raveth and prophesieth, to put him in the stocks, and into prison.
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of repaying are come: know ye, O Israel, that the prophet was foolish, the spiritual man was mad, for the multitude of thy iniquity, and the multitude of thy madness.
Mark 3:21 And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad.
John 8:52 The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets: and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.
John 10:20 And many of them said: He hath a devil and is mad. Why hear you him?
Acts 26:24 As he spoke these things and made his answer, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul, thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad.
2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be transported in mind, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for you.
Genesis 38:10 And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing:
2 Samuel 11:27 And the mourning being over, David sent and brought her into his house, and she became his wife, and she bore him a son: and this thing which David had done, was displeasing to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 21:7 But the Lord would not destroy the house of David: because of the covenant which he had made with him: and because he had promised to give a lamp to him, and to his sons for ever.
ContextSin Separates Us from God
…14And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far off: because truth hath fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in. 15And truth hath been forgotten: and he that departed from evil, lay open to be a prey: and the Lord saw, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because there is no judgment.16And he saw that there is not a man: and he stood astonished, because there is none to oppose himself: and his own arm brought salvation to him, and his own justice supported him.…
How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers.
That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.
To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.
That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.
The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment.
There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.
And thou shalt say to them: This is a nation which hath not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor received instruction: faith is lost, and is taken away out of their mouth.
They have hated him that rebuketh in the gate: and have abhorred him that speaketh perfectly.
Additional TranslationsTruth is missing, and whoever turns from evil makes himself prey. The LORD looked and was offended that there was no justice.Yes, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And Jehovah saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
And truth has been taken away, and they have turned aside their mind from understanding. And the Lord saw it, and it pleased him not that there was no judgment.
And truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And Jehovah saw [it], and it was evil in his sight that there was no judgment.
Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Yes, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Yes, truth is lacking; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Yahweh saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
And the truth is lacking, And whoso is turning aside from evil, Is making himself a spoil. And Jehovah seeth, and it is evil in His eyes, That there is no judgment.
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