Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

The Fate of the Wicked

Chapter 12 Addendum Part 2 for Are the “Unsaved” Lost?

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Is there hope for the wicked? Most “Bible believing” people assume that the wicked are every last person who is not a Christian, and that the “wicked” dead are burning in “hell”—now and forever. Others imagine that at least some of the wicked can escape the Lake of Fire by serving time in “purgatory” first. Still others suppose that, in the resurrection, “unconverted” people will have another opportunity to get to know Elohim (God), and with this knowledge, they will hopefully decide to become “good”, so as to avoid the flames of “hell”. If you consider the Scriptures that describe the wicked, rather than just the many that merely mention them in passing, as compiled here, you may come to see that there is absolutely no evidence to support any of the popular viewpoints! These Scriptures collectively define the actions that makes the wicked—wicked and describe what Elohim is going to do with them and exactly when their judgment will come to pass. The little old lady next door and the neighbor kids may not fit into the proverbial box you’ve marked “reserved for the wicked ”!

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In case you just surfed onto this page; this is the part of a long list of verses that tell us virtually everything that there is to know about the fate of the wicked . These three lists of Bible references add considerable supplemental weight to the conclusions drawn in Are the “Unsaved” Lost?, which this list forms a kind of super addendum to.

Resuming the study of the word “wicked”:

The timing for vengeance on the wicked again coincides with the rewarding of the righteous. Survivors of the Great Tribulation who are neither wicked or 'Chosen ones' (saints) will say, “surely there is a reward for the righteous” when they see both the wicked destroyed and the righteous given their reward when Elohim judges the earth. Notice here 1) the “righteous”, 2) the wicked , 3) and other 'people'. This is also another verse that implies that the 'chosen ones' will be involved in Judgment Day—after all “we will judge the Spirit Messengers (angels)”.

Psalm 58: All 1a For the choir director; set to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”; a miktam by David: 1b Do you really give fair verdicts, you mighty ones? Do you judge Adam’s descendants fairly? 2 No, you consciously plan “wickedness”. You hand out violence thruout the land. 3 The wicked go astray from birth. Liars go bad as soon as they are born. 4 They have venom like the venom of serpents, like deaf cobras they cannot hear, 5 ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers no matter how skillfully they cast spells.

6 Elohim, knock the teeth out of their mouths. Yehovah, tear out the young lions’ fangs. 7 May they vanish like water that flows away. When they draw their bows, make their arrows useless. 8 Have them be like snails that leave slime trails as they move along, or like a stillborn child who never sees the sun. 9 Before a pot can feel the heat from the thorns, He’ll blow away both the 'cold' and the burning twigs.

10 The righteous will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out. They’ll wash their feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 People will say, “There truly is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is an Elohim who judges the earth.&rdquo—The Gabriel Bible

Psalm 59:1-13 1a For the choir director. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A miktam by David, when Saul sent assassins to watch his house and kill him. 1b Rescue me from my enemies, O Elohim. Set me inaccessibly high above those who rise up against me. 2 Rescue me from evil people. Save me from bloodthirsty men. 3 See how they lie in ambush for me! Fierce men attack me, but not because I have rebelled or sinned, Yehovah. 4 I’ve done nothing wrong, yet they hurry to take positions against me. Get up and help me! Notice my plight. 5 You, Yehovah Elohim, the Commander, the Elohim of Israel, get up and punish the nations. Have no mercy on any wicked traitors. Selah.

6 They return in the evening, snarling like dogs, and prowling around the city. 7 Look at what they spew from their mouths; their words cut like swords. They think, “Who’s listening?” 8 But you, Yehovah laugh at them. You hold the nations in derision. 9 You are my source of strength! I will watch for You, because Elohim is my stronghold. 10 My Elohim in His faithful love WILL COME to meet me. Elohim will enable me to triumph over those who lie in wait for me.

11 Don’t kill them, or my people will forget. Make them homeless wanderers by Your power, and bring them down, Sovereign our shield. 12 Because of the sinful things 'they say', the 'opinions' 'they utter' and the curses and lies they speak, may they be caught in their arrogance. 13 Destroy them in anger. Consume them thru attrition until they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that Elohim rules over Jacob. Selah.

The next verse shows a simple comparison between melting wax and the wicked perishing:

Psalm 68:1-4,22-23 1a For the choir director. A Psalm by David. A song. 1b May Elohim arise and scatter his enemies, may those who hate Him flee from His presence. 2 Like smoke blowing in the wind, and wax melting near a fire, may the wicked be destroyed before Elohim. 3 But may the righteous be happy and celebrate before Elohim. Yes, may they be overcome with joy. 4 Sing to Elohim! Sing praises to His name! Sing praises to the One who rides thru the deserts, whose name is Yah! Celebrate in His presence!... 22 The Sovereign said, “I’ll bring them back from Bashan, I’ll bring them back from the depths of the sea, 23 so that your feet 'wade' in their blood, while your dogs eat their share of your enemies.”

Psalm 71:4,10-13 4 Rescue me, my Elohim, from the grasp of the wicked, 'from' those who are evil and cruel... 10 My enemies have spoken against me. They watch me as they conspire to take my life. 11 They say, “Elohim has abandoned him; chase him and seize him, because there is no one to rescue him.” 12 Elohim, don’t be so far from me. My Elohim, come quickly to help me. 13 May my accusers be shamefully destroyed; may they be covered with scorn and humiliation.

Again, there is the contrast of two fates: rescue to splendor, (the Best Resurrection), or perishing:

Psalm 73 All: (1a A Psalm by Asaph. 1b Surely Elohim is good to Israel, to those who have a clean conscience. 2 But as for me, my feet came close to slipping. I nearly lost my footing 3 because I envied the arrogant when I saw how the wicked prospered. 4 There are no pains in their death. Their bodies are healthy. 5 They’re free of common burdens; they don’t suffer like other people. 6 Arrogance serves as their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment. 7 Their eyes bulge from their fat faces; their evil imaginations run wild. 8 They scoff and “wickedly” speak of oppression as if from high above. 9 They speak as if they rule in [or against] heaven, and they strut the earth 'mouthing off'. 10 So His people return to this place, and they drink down water [words?] in abundance. 11 They ask, “How does Elohim know? Does the Most Supreme know anything?” 12 This is what the wicked are like—always care free and amassing wealth!

13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my conscience, and washed my hands in innocence. 14 I have suffered all day long, and been punished every morning. 15 If I had said these things aloud, I would have betrayed a generation of Your children. 16 When I tried to understand this, I was deeply troubled, 17 until I entered Elohim’s 'Cherished' Place, and considered their coming demise. 18 Surely You set them in slippery places. You bring them down to destruction. 19 How suddenly they are destroyed! They are completely swept away by terror! 20 Like someone awaking from a dream, Sovereign, when You wake up, You despise their illusions.

21 When I was filled with bitterness and my inner self was wounded, 22 I was so senseless and ignorant. I was like a brute beast in Your presence. 23 Yet I’m always with you. You hold onto my right hand. 24 You guide me by Your counsel, eventually to accept me with honor. 25 Who do I have in heaven but You? I don’t need anything on earth other than You. 26 My body and mind may fail, but Elohim is the Rock of my life and my inheritance forever.

27 Those who are far from You will die! You destroy everyone who is unfaithful to You. 28 But as for me, it’s good to be near Elohim. I have made the Sovereign my refuge, so I talk about everything You’ve done.

Psalm 75: All 1a For the choir director. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm by Asaph. A song. 1b We praise You, Elohim. We praise You because Your name [presence] is near. People tell of Your wonderful works. 2 Elohim says “I set the specified time and I’ll judge fairly. 3 The earth and all its people quake. I’m the One who steadies its pillars. Selah

4 “I said to the arrogant, ‘Brag no more’ and to the wicked, ‘Don’t lift up your horn [strength]. 5 Don’t raise your trumpet against the Most Supreme or speak 'arrogantly'.’” 6 Exaltation doesn’t come from the east or the west or from the southern desert.

7 But Elohim is the judge: He brings one down and raises another. 8 There is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices in Yehovah’s hand. He pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth must drink it down to the dregs. 9 But as for me, I’ll declare this forever; I’ll sing praises to the Elohim of Jacob. 10 I’ll cut off all the 'power' of the wicked, but the 'power' of the righteous will be empowered.

We have the potential to be “Elohim” (Gods) —literally “children of the Most High”—yet many “will die”, and fall like one of the former princes (demons).

Another Judgment Day Prophecy

Psalm 82: All 1a A Psalm by Asaph. 1b Elohim presides in His assembly [1]. He judges among the “elohim. 2 “How long will you render dishonest judgments favoring the wicked? Selah. 3 “Defend the weak and orphans; uphold the rights of the poor and destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and needy. Rescue them from the grasp of the wicked. 5 They [the gods] don’t know or understand; they walk around in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaking. 6 I personally said, “You are elohim [gods]! All of you are children of the Most Supreme. 7 “But you’ll die like other men, and fall like any other ruler.’” 8 Rise up, Elohim, and judge the earth, because all the nations belong to You.

[1] There is no ‘DIVINE COUNCIL”.

Yet Another Judgment Day Prophecy

Psalm 92 1a A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day. 1b It’s good to give thanks to Yehovah, and sing praises to Your name, O Most Supreme, 2 proclaiming Your faithful love in the morning and Your faithfulness every night 3 with a ten-stringed lute, and with a bagpipe and the music of a harp.

4 “You, Yehovah, have caused me to rejoice by what You’ve done; I’ll sing for joy at the works of Your hands. 5 How magnificent are Your works, Yehovah, and how profound are Your thoughts! 6 Stupid people don’t know, fools don’t understand 7 that tho the wicked spring up like grass, and all the wicked flourish, they will be eternally destroyed.

8 But You, Yehovah, are high above (on high) forever. 9 Look at your enemies, Yehovah! Your enemies will die! All the wicked will be scattered. 10 But You’ve 'made me as strong' as a monoclonius [?]. I’m anointed with fresh oil. 11 I look down on those who would ambush me. I hear the wicked rising to oppose me. 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree. They’ll grow like a cedar of Lebanon. 13 Planted in Yehovah’s 'Temple', they’ll flourish in our Elohim’s courts. 14 They’ll still yield fruit in old age. They’ll be 'verdant' and green, 15 declaring that Yehovah is just. He is my Rock, and there is no injustice in Him.

Once More, Judgment Day focuses on the wicked

Psalm 94 1 O Yehovah, Elohim of vengeance, ‘show Yourself.’ 2 Rise up, judge of the earth; repay the arrogant what they deserve. 3 Yehovah, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked continue to triumph? 4 They keep spouting arrogant words; all the wicked celebrate? 5 Yehovah, they crush Your people; they oppress Your heritage. 6 They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans. 7 They say, “Yah doesn’t see. Jacob’s Elohim pays no attention.”

8 Pay attention, you stupid people among the crowd; when will you wise up? 9 Doesn’t the One who formed the ear hear? Doesn’t the One who formed the eye see? 10 Doesn’t the One who disciplines nations punish. He is the one who teaches humanity discernment. 11 Yehovah knows that the thoughts of humanity are futile.

12 Blessed is the man You discipline, Yah, the one You teach from Your Torah; 13 You grant them relief from days of adversity, until a pit is dug for the wicked. 14 Yehovah won’t abandon His people; He won’t forsake His inheritance. 15 Justice will again be righteous. Everyone in their right mind will pursue it. 16 Who will stand up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against the wicked? 17 Unless Yehovah had given me help, I would have soon been permanently silenced. 18 When I said, “My foot is slipping!” Your faithful love held me up, Yehovah. 19 When I am overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, Your comfort encourages me.

20 Can a destructive tribunal be allied with You that creates misery thru laws? 21 They convene against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. 22 But Yehovah has become my High Tower, my Elohim is the Rock of my refuge. 23 He will repay them for their “wickedness” and destroy them by means of their own “wickedness”. Yehovah, our Elohim will destroy them.

Psalm 104:31-35 May Yehovah’s splendor endure forever. May Yehovah take pleasure in what He has made. 32 He looks at the earth and it trembles. He touches the mountains [volcanoes] and they smoke. 33 I’ll sing to Yehovah as long as I live. I’ll sing praises to my Elohim while I’m still alive. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I celebrate in Yehovah. 35 May all of the sinners vanish from the earth. May the wicked cease to exist!

Here is another good definition of how the wicked think:

Psalm 109:1-16 1a For the music director. A Psalm by David. 1b Elohim of my praise, don’t be silent! 2 wicked and deceitful people have 'spoken' against me; they have 'told' lies about me. 3 They surround me with hateful words and attack me for no reason. 4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I continue to pray. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

6 Make sure an evil person judges him; have an accuser stand by his right 'side'. 7 When he is tried, have him be found guilty. Consider his prayer a sin. 8 Make his days few; have someone else take over his position. 9 May his children be orphans and his wife a widow! 10 Make his children wander around begging and searching for food far from their demolished homes. 11 Have a creditor seize everything that he has; have strangers loot everything he’s worked for. 12 Don’t let anyone extend kindness to him, or show pity to his orphaned children. 13 Kill his descendants and have their names blotted out in the next generation. 14 Yehovah remember the “wickedness” of his ancestors, and never allow his mother’s sins to be erased. 15 Yehovah, always remember their sins. Blot out every memory of them from the earth. 16 SINCE HE THOUGHT NRVER TO SHOW KINDNESS, but ruthlessly persecuted the poor, the needy and the despairing in order to kill them.

Here is yet another Scripture contrasting the time when the righteous will be remembered and be “established” simultaneously to the time when the wicked will burn and “perish”. The wicked will grieve when they see others being rewarded and discover their own fate.

Psalm 112:6-10 They’ll never be shaken. The righteous will be remembered for eternity. 7 They won’t be afraid of bad news. They remain steadfast, confidently trusting Yehovah. 8 They are confident and fearless; in the end they will look in triumph at their enemies. 9 They have given freely to the poor; their righteousness endures forever. Their horn [reputation] will be lifted high in honor. 10 The wicked will see this and be grieved and angered. They’ll gnash their teeth and melt away. The desires of the wicked will perish with them.

Psalm 119:21,118-120,155,160 You reprimand the arrogant, the cursed, who stray from Your Commandments.... 118 You reject everyone who strays from Your unchanging tenets, since their delusions come to nothing. 119 You eliminate the wicked of the earth like dross. So I love Your directives. 120 'I' tremble in reverence of You. I’m in awe of Your judgments.... 155 wicked people are far from being salvaged, because they don’t seek Your unchanging tenets... 160 All of Your words are true, and every one of Your righteous regulations will last forever.

Psalm 129:1-8 1a A Song of Ascending to Jerusalem. 1b They persecuted me frequently from my youth on. Israel should now say: 2 Many times they’ve oppressed me from my youth on, but they haven’t defeated me. 3 Harrowers have scarifed my back; they made very long furrows. 4 Yehovah is righteous; He has cut the cords of the wicked in half.

5 Everyone who hates Zion should be driven back in shame. 6 May they be like grass on a roof top that withers before it grows up, 7 so a harvester can’t get a handful, or a person binding sheaves 'an armful'. 8 May those who pass by not say, “The blessing of Yehovah be on you; we bless you in Yehovah’s name.”

Psalm 139:19-23 O that You would destroy the wicked, O Elohim! Get away from me, you bloodthirsty people. 20 They say wicked things about You. Your enemies take your name in vain. 21 Yehovah, I hate those who hate You? I loathe those who rebel against You? 22 I hate them with extreme hatred; they have become my enemies. 23 Examine me, Elohim, and know my mind. Test me, and know my anxious thoughts.

King David is consistent with regard to the wicked , remember, “a man after Elohim’s own heart”. Here he gave a pretty good description of the lake of fire.

Psalm 140:8-11 Yehovah, don’t grant the desires of the wicked. Don’t allow their evil plans to succeed, or they’ll elevate themselves. Selah.

9 As for the 'leaders' of those who surround me, may the trouble they talk about overwhelm them. 10 May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into fire, into the abyss, never to rise again. 11 May slanderers never be established in the land; may disaster quickly hunt down violent people.

To continue studying everything there is to know about the fate of the wicked :

Yehovah loves the righteous, but the wicked ...

Psalm 146:5-10 How fortunate is the person who has the Elohim of Jacob to help them, whose hope is in Yehovah, his Elohim, 6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them, who remains faithful forever. 7 He upholds justice for the exploited, and gives food to the hungry. Yehovah sets the prisoners free. 8 Yehovah opens the eyes of the blind. Yehovah lifts up those who are bowed down. Yehovah loves the righteous. 9 Yehovah watches over the foreigners and supports orphans and widows, but He thwarts the way of the wicked. 10 Yehovah will reign forever. Your Elohim, O Zion, thruout every generation. Praise Yah!

Proverbs 2:10-22 Wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will bring you pleasure. 11 Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

12 saving you from the ways of the wicked, from people who say twisted things, 13 abandoning the right paths to walk down paths of darkness. 14 They delight in doing evil, and celebrate perversion, 15 their paths are crooked. They get lost along the way. 16 Wisdom will rescue you from 'adulterous' women, from seductresses with their flattering words. 17 These women left the companions of their youth, and ignored the covenant they 'made with' Elohim. 18 Their houses descend to death and their paths to the realm of the deceased. 19 None of those who go to her will return; they don’t reach the paths of life.

20 So you must walk along the paths of good people, and remain on the paths of the righteous. 21 The righteous will live in the land, and those with integrity will remain there. 22 But the wicked will be 'expunged' from the land, and treacherous people will be uprooted from it.

Ignorance is not an excuse for being wicked !

Proverbs 3:32-35 Devious people are an abomination to Yehovah, but His private counsel is with the virtuous. 33 Yehovah curses the houses of wicked people, but He blesses the homes of the righteous. 34 He scoffs at nitwits, but He shows favor to humble people. 35 Wise people will inherit honor, but fools have a 'legacy' of shame.

We don’t like to think of anyone as being “worthless”, but here Elohim describes a “worthless” or literally “good for nothing” person.

Proverbs 10: A wise 'child' brings joy to a father; but a foolish 'child' brings grief to a mother.

2 Treasures gained by “wickedness” profit no one, but righteousness rescues from death.

3 Yehovah won’t allow a righteous person to starve, but He refuses to satisfy the craving of a wicked person.

4 Lazy 'people' are soon poor; but diligent hands bring wealth.

5 A wise youth harvests in the summer. Whoever sleeps at harvest time brings shame.

6 Blessings 'crown' the head of a righteous person, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked .

7 The memory of a righteous person is blessed, but a wicked person’s name will rot.

8 Those who are truly wise accept commands, but babbling fools will be brought down.

9 Whoever 'lives' with integrity 'lives' securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will fall down.

11 The 'words' of a righteous person are a fountain of life, but what the wicked 'say' conceals violence.

12 Hate stirs up conflict, but love covers all offenses.

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but there is a rod for the back of the senseless.

14 The wise accumulate knowledge, but the 'babbling' of a fool invites disaster.

15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress; their strong city, but the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

16 A righteous person’s reward is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin.

17 People who accept discipline are on the way to life, but whoever ignores correction will go astray.

18 Whoever conceals hatred has lying lips, but anyone who spreads slander is a fool.

19 Sin is unavoidable when there is too much talk, but those who restrain their lips are wise.

20 The 'words' of the righteous are like pure silver; but the minds of the wicked are worthless.

21 The words of the righteous encourage many, but fools die for lack of understanding.

22 Yehovah’s blessing brings wealth, and He adds no trouble to it.

23 Being evil brings joy to a fool, as wisdom does to a sensible person.

24 What the wicked fear will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

25 When the storm has passed, the wicked are gone, but the righteous have an everlasting foundation.

26 Like vinegar on the teeth, and smoke in the eyes, are slackers to those who send them to work.

27 The reverence of Yehovah prolongs 'life', but the years of the wicked will be lessened.

28 The prospects of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked die off.

29 The way of Yehovah is a stronghold to the virtuous, but ruinous to of those who practice evil.

30 The righteous will never be removed [from the earth], but the wicked won’t remain on earth.

31 The 'words' of the righteous flow with wisdom, but a perverted tongue will be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous speak helpful words, but the 'words' of the wicked are perverted.

(When we get to Jeremiah we’ll see that this “Tornado” passes by on Judgment Day.)

This one is short, but directly to the point: The wicked dead are to be “banished” while the righteous await their resurrection!

Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and cease to exist, but the house of the righteous stands firm.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked are overthrown by their own wickedwickedness, but righteous people have a refuge in death.

Conversely, once the wicked dies, he logically has no “refuge”.

Proverbs 15:8 The Zebakim [sacrifice] of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but a prayer by the virtuous is His delight.

Proverbs 15:9 The conduct of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but He loves people who pursue righteousness.

Proverbs 15:26 Yehovah detests the plans of the wicked, but pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 15:29 Yehovah is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayers of the righteous.

Proverbs 16:4 Yehovah has made everything for His own purposes, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 20:26 A wise king winnows out the wicked, and then runs a threshing wheel over them.

Note particularly verse 10 below. This is a definition of what it takes to be wicked !

Proverbs 21:4-27 A condescending 'look', an arrogant attitude and the lamp [superficiality?] of the wicked is sin.

5 The plans of the diligent lead to prosperity, just as impatience hastens poverty.

6 Acquiring treasures by 'deceit' is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.

7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

8 The conduct of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is virtuous.

9 It’s better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.

10 A wicked person craves evil; from their perspective other people aren’t even a consideration!

11 When a nitwit is punished, a simpleton gains wisdom; but the wise learn by being instructed.

12 The Righteous One acts wisely toward the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.

13 Whoever refuses to hear the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be heard.

14 A gift given in secret assuages anger, and a covert payment appeases fierce anger.

15 When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to wicked troublemakers.

16 Anyone who wanders from the path of wisdom will rest in the realm of the dead.

17 Pleasure lovers will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil certainly won’t get rich.

18 The wicked are 'punished instead of' the righteous, and the treacherous for the virtuous.

19 It’s better to live in a wilderness than with a argumentative and nagging wife.

20 There is precious treasure and olive oil in the home of the wise, but a foolish person guzzles theirs.

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor.

22 A wise man scales a city of 'warriors', and brings down the fortress they trust in.

23 Those who guard their mouths and tongues stay out of trouble.

24 An arrogant and conceited person is called a 'nitwit'. He behaves with arrogant pride.

25 A slacker’s cravings will kill them since their hands refuse to work.

26 All day long they continue to crave, while the righteous give without holding back.

27 The zebak [sacrifice] of the wicked is an abomination—how much more when it is accompanied by wicked motives!

Proverbs 24:15-20 Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the righteous. Don’t destroy their resting place. 16 The righteous may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked stumble in a disaster. 17 Don’t celebrate when your enemy falls. Don’t indulge in gleeful thoughts when they are overthrown, 18 otherwise Yehovah will see it and He’ll be displeased and turn His wrath from them.

19 Don’t worry about evil people or be envious of the wicked, 20 since there will be no reward for evil people; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

This is the plan for the future:

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 28:4 'People' who forsake the Torah praise the wicked, but 'people' who obey the Torah oppose them.

Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise to power, people hide, but when they are destroyed, the righteous thrive.

Proverbs 29:7 The righteous care about the rights of the poor, but the wicked have no such concerns.

A wicked mind can’t even relate to the needs of others, such was Satan. They are only interested in their own desires.

Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked 'gain ground', sin advances, but the righteous will see their downfall.

An Irreconcilable Difference:

Proverbs 29:27 A dishonest person is highly detestable to the righteous, and a person with righteous pursuits is highly detestable to the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 8:10-14 So I saw the wicked buried with honor. They used to go in and out of the 'Cherished' Place, and were praised in the city where they did this. This too is meaningless. 11 When the sentence against wicked behavior isn’t executed swiftly, the psyche becomes fully committed to wickedness. 12 Even if a sinner commits a hundred crimes, and still survives, I am certain that it will be better for those who revere Elohim, who revere Him openly. 13 But it won’t go well for the wicked. Their days won’t lengthen like a shadow, since they don’t revere Elohim. 14 There is something else meaningless taking place on earth, that is, there are righteous people who happen to get what the wicked deserve, and wicked people who happen to get what the righteous deserve. I say that this too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-10 After taking all of this into consideration, I concluded that the righteous and the wise and everything they do are in Elohim’s hands. People don’t generally know whether love or hate awaits then. Anything might await them. 2 One event happens to everyone—to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and clean and the unclean; to the person who presents zebakim [sacrifices] and to the those who don’t present zebakim. Whether good or sinners; those who take oaths, and those who are afraid to take them. 3 There is a tragedy that affects everyone under the sun, a common event for everyone. Human 'minds' are full of evil. Madness affects their minds thruout their lives, and afterward they join the dead. 4 Anyone still among the living has hope. “It’s better to be a living dog than a dead lion!”

5 The living know that they’ll die, but the dead don’t know anything. They have no further compensation, and even memories of them will fade away. 6 Their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished. They will no longer have a stake in anything done under the sun. 7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with merry thoughts, because Elohim has already approved of what you’ve done. 8 Always keep your clothes white, and always anoint your head with oil.

9 Live happily with the wife you love all the days of your 'fleeting' [vapor] life that He has given you under the sun all the days of your “fleeting” life, because she is your reward in life, and your assignment under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, because there is no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom in sheol where you’re going.

Solomon summarized his book:

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 When everything has been heard, the conclusion is to revere Elohim and obey His Commandments, since this is the duty of all humanity. 14 Elohim will judge everything we do, every secret thing, whether good or bad.

Elohim will truly judge our works, what else could He judge? Just like in the courts of this life, people are being judged by what they have or have not done.

Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek Yehovah while He can be found. Call on Him while He is near. 7 The wicked should change their ways, and the unfair their thoughts. They should turn to Yehovah, and He’ll have mercy on them, AND to our Elohim, since He is very willing to pardon. 8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways aren’t My ways,” says Yehovah. 9 Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

The following verses, as is so often the case contrasts the righteous with the wicked . Verse 15 appears to specify the resurrection on Judgment Day—a topic little covered in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Isaiah 57:13-21 When you cry out, have your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a breath will blow them all away. But whoever takes refuge in Me will possess the land and inherit My 'special' mountain.” 14 'He' [Targum] will say: “Clear the way, clear the way, level the highway. Remove every obstacle from My people’s way.” 15 The High and exalted One who inhabits eternity, whose name is 'Special' says: “I live in the high and 'Cherished' Place [New Jerusalem], along with the One who is to be destroyed [root word crushed or broken] and humiliated in spirit, who will be returning to life the spirits of the crushed, and returning to life the consciousnesses of the crushed [U], 16 because I won’t strive with you forever, or remain angry, because spirits are overwhelmed in My presence, the spirits I created. 17 I was enraged by the depravity of his [Judah’s] covetousness, so I punished him; I hid My face in anger, as he kept turning back to his own 'rationalizations'. 18 I’ve seen his ways, but I’ll heal him; I’ll guide him, and restore comfort to him and those who mourn for him. 19 I’ll create 'praise on his' lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” Yehovah says, “And I’ll heal him.” 20 “But the wicked are tossed like the sea [DSS], because it can’t be stilled, and its waves churn up mire and mud. 21 There is no peace for the wicked” says my Elohim.

Elohim’s people absolutely love to be deceived by false prophets!

Jeremiah 5:25-31 Your depravity has diverted these blessing from you; your sins have deprived you of good. 26 “wicked people are interspersed among My people. They watch like fowlers 'lying in wait'. They set traps to catch people. 27 Like a cage filled with birds, their houses are full of deceit. That’s how they became rich and powerful. 28 They are fat and sleek. They excel in wickednessness. They have no respect for the rights of orphans. 29 Shouldn’t I punish them for these things,” says Yehovah? “Shouldn’t I take vengeance on a nation like this? 30 Something horrible and shocking has happened in this land: 31 The prophets prophesy lies, and the priests make rulings on their own authority, and My people love it that way! But what will you do when the end comes?

Most people are innocent bystanders—not wicked or righteous. Elohim will deal with them in a surprising way—as explained in Are the “Unsaved” Lost?. The wicked accomplish one very important purpose: they teach the righteous to loath wickedness! The following analogy about the wicked is quite illustrative of society. We can separate out the wicked elements of society, perhaps send them to jail for a time, but they end up back among us. When the dross is not skimmed off of melted silver, it is still impure. Elohim will soon skim off the dross and eliminate it!

Jeremiah 6:27-30 I’ve made you an assayer and a refiner of My people, so that you can observe and assay their way of life. 28 They’re the most extreme rebels, going around slandering. They’re bronze and iron [base metals], all of them are corrupt. 29 The bellows blows fiercely to melt the lead away in the fire. The assayer keeps on refining, but the wicked aren’t smelted out. 30 They’re called rejected silver, because Yehovah has rejected them.

Jeremiah 12:1-6 You are always righteous, Yehovah, when I bring a case before You. So I would like to discuss a matter of justice with You: Why is wickedness so rewarding? Why are all those treacherous people thriving? 2 You plant them and they take root, they grow, they even produce fruit. They often 'mention' You, but You’re far from their 'thoughts'. 3 But You know me, Yehovah; you see me and examine my thoughts toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter. Set them aside for the day of butchering! 4 How long must the land mourn and the vegetation of the countryside wither? Because of the wickednessness of those who live there, the animals and the birds have been swept away, because they say, “He can’t see what will happen to us.”

5 “If you’ve raced with runners on foot, and they’ve worn you out, then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a peaceful land, then how will you cope with the thickets of the Jordan River? 6 Even your brothers and your father’s family have betrayed you. They’ve cried aloud against you. Don’t believe them even if they say nice things to you.

Elohim is testing the minds of everyone, not just those called to be kings, and the results are not so good:

Jeremiah 17:7-10 Blessed is the person who trusts in Yehovah, and whose confidence is in Yehovah. 8 They’ll be like a tree planted near water that extends its roots by a stream. It doesn’t fear when the heat comes. Its leaves remain green, and won’t be stressed in a year of drought and never fails to fruit.” 9 “'Human thoughts' are more deceitful than anything else, and exceedingly corrupt. Who can understand them? 10 I, Yehovah, search motives, I examine thoughts. I give everyone what they deserve relative to the things they do.

We haven’t understood the “WHIRLWIND” to befall the wicked “perfectly” yet!:

Jeremiah 23:19-20 Yehovah’s fury is like a storm that bursts out, like a whirlwind swirling down on the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of Yehovah won’t be diminished until He has acted, until He has accomplished everything He has in mind. At the end of the 'age' you’ll diligently consider this and understand it.

Jeremiah 25:30-33 So prophesy all these things, and tell them, ‘Yehovah will roar from high above, and shout from His 'special', habitation, He’ll roar loudly against His flocks. He’ll shout like those who tread the grapes, against everyone who lives on earth. 31 The noise echoes to the farthest horizons of the earth, because Yehovah has an indictment against the nations. He’ll bring judgment on all mankind, and then slaughter the wicked with swords, says Yehovah.” 32 This is what Commander Yehovah says: “Disaster will spread from nation to nation, and a huge storm will be stirred up from the remotest parts of the earth!” 33 When That Day Comes* those slain by Yehovah that day will extend from the farthest horizons of the earth, they won’t be mourned, picked up or buried, they’ll be like manure 'scattered' on the ground.

Again, “consider” the “WHIRLWIND” fate of the wicked” “in the later days”:

Jeremiah 30:22-24 “You’ll be My people, and I’ll be your Elohim.”

23 Yehovah’s wrath will come like a whirlwind, it will swirl down on the heads of the wicked! 24 The fierce anger of Yehovah won’t turn away until He has completely carried out everything He has mind. In the last days you’ll understand this.

Ezekiel 3:17-21 “Human son, I’ve made you a watchman for the House of Israel, so listen to 'what' I 'say', and give them a warning from Me. 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die’, and you don’t give them a warning or attempt to warn the wicked of their wicked ways and save their lives, that wicked person will die a sinner, but I’ll hold you responsible for their blood. 19 But if you warn the wicked, and they don’t turn from their wickednessness, or from their wicked way, they’ll die a sinner; but you will have saved yourself. 20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I set a stumbling block in front of them, they’ll die, because you haven’t given them a warning. They’ll die a sinner, and the righteous things that they did won’t be remembered, but I’ll hold you responsible for their blood. 21 But if you warn righteous people not sin, and they don’t sin, they’ll certainly live, because they listened to your warning, and you will have saved yourself.”/p> Ezekiel 9 is an entire chapter about the righteous being marked, to distinguish them from the wicked based on “what they have done”, not by what they knew or professed!

Ezekiel 11:2-10 She told me, “Human son, these are the men who plot evil and give wicked advice in this city. 3 They say, ‘It’s not the right time to build houses, this city is a pot and we’re the meat.’ 4 So prophesy against them, prophesy, human son.”

5 'Yehovah’s spirit' fell on me, and she told me, “You are to say: ‘This is what Yehovah says: “This is what you’re thinking, House of Israel. But I know what’s going thru your mind. 6 Your murders in this city have proliferated and you’ve filled its streets with bodies.”

7 “So this is what the Sovereign Yehovah [“Yeshua”] says: The bodies you’ve thrown out are the meat, and this 'city' is the pot, but He [1] will drive you out of it. 8 You’ve feared an 'invasion', and I’ll bring an 'attack' against you,” declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 9 I’ll bring you out of 'the city' and hand you over to foreigners, and carry out judgments against you. 10 You’ll 'die violently' and suffer punishment all the way to the borders of Israel. Then you’ll realize that I am Yehovah.

[1] Some Hebrew mss, Targums, Syriac and others read “He.”

Ezekiel 13 has a great deal to say about the wicked “prophets” of end time Israel. While they wear masks of righteousness Elohim will “tear off your veils and deliver My people”. Only after this will all twelve tribes of Israel “know that I am Yehovah.”

Ezekiel 13:9, 21-23 My hand will oppose the prophets who see fraudulent visions and utter occult prophecies. They won’t be included in the council of My people, and they won’t be recorded in the register of the House of Israel or immigrate to the land of Israel. Then you’ll realize that I am the Sovereign Yehovah... 21 Then I’ll tear off your veils and 'wrest' My people from your grasp, and they’ll no longer be prey in your hands. Then you’ll realize that I am Yehovah. 22 Because you’ve discouraged the righteous with lies, when I intended no grief, and encouraged the wicked not to turn from their wicked ways and save their lives, 23 you women will no longer see false visions [1] or practice divination. I’ll rescue My people from your grasp, and then you’ll realize that I am Yehovah.

[1] An explanation of false visions: 2 CHRONICLES 18:18-22 Now for Part 3

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