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Jeremiah 12:1

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Lord, you have always been fair whenever I have complained to you. 1  However, I would like to speak with you about the disposition of justice. 2  Why are wicked people successful? 3  Why do all dishonest people have such easy lives?

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Ge 18:25; De 32:4; Job 12:6; Job 13:3; Job 21:7-15; Ps 37:1,35; Ps 51:4; Ps 73:3-28; Ps 92:7; Ps 94:3,4; Ps 119:75,137; Ps 145:17; Pr 1:32; Isa 41:21; Isa 48:8; Jer 5:11; Jer 5:28; Jer 11:20; Jer 12:6; Da 9:7; Ho 6:7; Hab 1:4; Hab 1:13-17; Zep 3:5; Mal 3:15; Ro 3:5,6

NET © Notes

tn Or “Lord, you are fair when I present my case before you.”

tn Heb “judgments” or “matters of justice.” For the nuance of “complain to,” “fair,” “disposition of justice” assumed here, see BDB 936 s.v. רִיב Qal.4 (cf. Judg 21:22); BDB 843 s.v. צַדִּיק 1.d (cf. Ps 7:12; 11:7); BDB 1049 s.v. מִשְׁפָּט 1.f (cf. Isa 26:8; Ps 10:5; Ezek 7:27).

tn Heb “Why does the way [= course of life] of the wicked prosper?”



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