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5348 injustice, nature and source of

5348 injustice, nature and source of

Characterised by deception, dishonesty and heartlessness, injustice is the oppression of the needy and the weak. Its origin is Satan and it works through the sinful hearts of men and women. Ps 64:6

The nature of injustice

Injustice seen in false accusation See also Ge 39:19-20; 1Ki 21:8-10

Injustice seen in dishonesty 1Sa 8:3; Isa 59:14; Mt 26:59-61; Ac 24:26-27

Injustice seen in pain inficted on the innocent Mt 2:16-18; Mt 27:26; Ac 4:3; Ac 23:3

Injustice seen in oppression of the poor, the needy and the helpless Ex 1:11-14; 1Sa 8:11; 2Ch 10:14; Job 31:13-14; Ps 10:2,8-11; Ps 105:17-18; Pr 22:16; Isa 5:8; Jer 22:13; Am 5:11; Mk 12:38-40; Jas 5:4-6

The sources of injustice

The devil 1Jn 3:10 The word “devil” means “slanderer”. See also Jn 8:44; Rev 2:10; 2Th 2:9-11 The word “Satan” means “adversary”—the same person as the devil; Jas 3:14-15; Rev 2:13

The world 1Jn 2:16 “the world” here means society without God and hostile to him. See also Ex 23:2; Ps 69:4; Pr 31:4-5; Eze 22:12; Mt 5:11-12; Jn 15:18-19

Sinful hearts Mt 15:19 See also Ps 140:2; Jer 6:13-15; Mic 2:2; Gal 5:19-21

See also

4025world, the
4120Satan
5012heart
5446poverty
5562suffering, innocent
5823cruelty
5831depression
6020sin
6145deceit
8277innocence
8714dishonesty
8790oppression