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Did God make the wicked for punishment?



Home > Proverbs 16:4 - Wicked made for punishment?

Did God really make the wicked to punish them?

Some sincere Christians actually believe that God created sin, and that He has made some people wicked, so that He could punish them on the day of evil. This paints a terrible picture of our loving Father who is said to love the world so much that He gave His only son that the world might be saved (or have an opportunity to receive salvation). Where would such people get the idea that God made the wicked so that He could punish them?

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:4

This verse is one of those passages that the enemy uses to tear apart people's faith in God. Unfortunately, there are some verses, such as this one, that is not properly interpreted in the KJV and modern translations. This is a perfect example of the importance of going back to the original Hebrew or Greek to get a true reading of what God's Word is really trying to tell us!

First, let me give you a few scriptures, that seem to contradict this one verse:

The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psalms 145:9

That passage tells us that God is good to EVERYBODY! If God created and predestined some people to wrath, then such a verse would be untrue. If an earthly father had a son with the intent of punishing him, how on earth could we call such a person a good dad?? How much worse would it be for us to live in denial and say that such a person is good to all of his children?? Apparently this verse clashes with Proverbs 16:4 in a very obvious way!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Apparently, God is good to all, if He loved the world (full of sinners) so much that He gave His only begotten son so that they might be saved! But wait a minute, what if one of those wicked people believed upon Him? Aren't they made for the day of wrath? Or are the wicked no longer made for the day of evil? Apparently, this verse clashes with what Proverbs 16:4 is saying as well.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

Now here is God saying that it is not His will that any man should perish, or receive eternal punishment for his sins, but that all men should come to Jesus and be saved. If God says this in the NT, and He's the same yesterday, today, and forever, then I can assure you that it was never His will for anybody in the OT to perish either. If you spend much time in the OT, you'll learn that God was very merciful, loving, and "not willing for any to perish" back then either. What in this passage, we are told that God does not want anybody to perish, but in Proverbs 16:4, we are told that He made the wicked for His purposes, so that He can punish them on the day of evil. There's another clear contraction with Proverbs 16:4!

I could go on and on with verse after verse, which seems to contradict Proverbs 16:4... so what is my point? My point is that the way that our modern translations interpret this verse, gives us the wrong impression. It is one of those verses which we must dig into the original language to learn of it's true meaning. So let's do that!

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:4

In the above passage, the phrase, "things for Himself" takes us back to the Hebrew word maaneh, which to answer to, or to give a reply to. What is being said in the first part of this verse is, "The Lord hath made all things to answer or give an account unto Him." With that said, we could accurately read Proverbs 16:4 like this:

The LORD hath made all things to give account unto Him: yea, even the wicked, who think they are off His hook, have to give an account unto Him on the day of judgment.

Doesn't that make a lot more sense? Now let's put that verse into context with verses 2 through 5:

16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

16:4 [The LORD hath made all things to give account unto Him: yea, even the wicked, who think they are off His hook, have to give an account unto Him on the day of judgment.]

16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 16:2-5

And there you have it! God did NOT create the wicked so that He could punish them. He created all things to give an account unto Him, even those who think they are getting away with their sins now, are going to give an account to Him on the day of judgment.


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