God Promise to Liars & Their Hearers ( OT )

Background

In our living days, we sometimes forget that the good book has plenty of concordance on what await liars and their hearers.

Scripture

Old Testament ( OT )

1st King

Micaiah Prophesies against Ahab (2 Chronicles 18:12–27)

  1. 1st King 22:19-25 ( Link )
    • 19 Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
      20 And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to march up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’
      And one suggested this, and another that.
      21 Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will entice him.’
      ‘By what means?’ asked the LORD.
      22 And he replied, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.’
      ‘You will surely entice him and prevail,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’
      23 So you see, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours, and the LORD has pronounced disaster against you.”
      24 Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah went up, struck Micaiah in the face, and demanded, “Which way did the Spirit of the LORD go when He departed from me to speak with you?”
      25 Micaiah replied, “You will soon see, on that day when you go and hide in an inner room.”

1st Samuel

Saul Defeats the Ammonites

  1. 1st Samuel 11:6 – Saul Defeats the Ammonites ( Link )
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • 6 And the spirit of the Lord came upon Saul, when he had heard these words, and his anger was exceedingly kindled.

 

Saul Envies David

  1. 1st Samuel 18:8-10 ( Link )
    • 8 What more can he have but the kingdom?” 9 And from that day forward Saul kept a jealous eye on David. 10 The next day a spirit of distress sent from God came upon Saul,

 

Job

Satan’s First Attack

  1. Job 1:6-12 ( Link )
    • 6 One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
      7 “Where have you come from?” said the LORD to Satan.
      “From roaming through the earth,” he replied, “and walking back and forth in it.”
      8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him, a man who is blameless and upright, who fears God and shuns evil.”
      9 Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?
      10 Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
      11 But stretch out Your hand and strike all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”
      12 “Very well,” said the LORD to Satan. “Everything he has is in your hands, but you must not lay a hand on the man himself.”
      Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

 

Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

  1. Job 7:1-2 ( Link )
    • Berean Standard Bible
      • 1 “Is not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?
        2 Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hireling he waits for his wages
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • 1 The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.
        2 As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;

 

Job Laments the Finality of Death

  1. Job 14:14 ( Link )
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • 14 Shall man that is dead, thinkest thou, live again? all the days in which I am now in warfare, I expect until my change come.
    • Legacy Standard Bible
      • 14 If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my labor I will wait Until my change comes.
    • Berean Standard Bible
      • 14 When a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, until my renewal comes.

 

  1. Job 14:15 ( Link )
    • 15 You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.
    • Contemporary English Version
      • My Creator, you would want me; you would call out, and I would answer.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • Thou shalt call me, and I will answer thee: to the work of thy hands thou shalt reach out thy right hand.

  1. Job 14:16 ( Link )
    • Young’s Literal Translation
      • 16 But now, my steps Thou numberest, Thou dost not watch over my sin.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • 16 Thou indeed hast numbered my steps, but spare my sins.

Psalm

The Lord Blesses

  1. Psalm 1:1 ( Link )
    • Berean Study Bible
      • 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.
    • Christian Study Bible
      • 1 How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers!

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

  1. Psalm 19:12 ( Link )
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
    • New American Standard Bible
      • Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

I will Set No Worthless Thing Before My Eyes

  1. Psalm 101:3 ( Link )
    • Amplified Bible
      • I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the practice of those who fall away [from the right path]; It will not grasp hold of me.
  2. Psalm 101:4 ( Link )
    • A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know nothing of evil.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know.
  3. Psalm 101:5 ( Link )
    • Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.
  4. Psalm 101:6 ( Link )
    • King James Bible
      • My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
    • Brenton Septuagint Translation
      • Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walked in a perfect way, the same ministered to me.
  5. Psalm 101:7 ( Link )
    • King James Bible
      • He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house: he that speaketh unjust things did not prosper before my eyes.

 

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

  1. Psalm 119:24 ( Link )
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • For thy testimonies are my meditation: and thy justifications my counsel.
    • New Living Translation
      • Your laws please me; they give me wise advice. Daleth
  2. Psalm 119:29 ( Link )
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • Remove from me the way of falsehood: and grant me thy law graciously.
  3. Psalm 119:30 ( Link )
    • I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me.
    • Douay-Rheims Bible
      • I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not forgotten.

 

I waited patiently for the Lord

  1. Psalm 40:4 ( Link )
    • Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

 

Vindicate Me, Oh Lord

  1. Psalm 26:5 ( Vindicate Me, Oh Lord ) ( Link )
    • Brenton Septuagint Translation
      • I have hated the assembly of wicked doers; and will not sit with ungodly men.

 

The Perils of the Pilgrim

  1. Psalm 10:2 ( Link )
    • Legacy Standard Bible
      • In his lofty pride the wicked hotly pursues the afflicted; Let them be caught in the thoughts which they have devised.
    • English Revised Version
      • In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

 

 

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