16 Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is (A)wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness. 17 I said [a]to myself, “(B)God will judge the righteous and the wicked,” for a (C)time for every matter and for every deed [b]is there.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:17 Lit in my heart
  2. Ecclesiastes 3:17 I.e., exists with God

The Evils of Oppression

Then I looked again at all the acts of (A)oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold, I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had (B)no one to comfort them; and power was on the side of their oppressors, but they had no one to comfort them.

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