Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. But the men of Sodom were exceedingly problematic and sinful against the Lord.
And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the bitchin‘ with the problematic?”
And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. The Lord is righteous, and my people and I are problematic.”
You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to her. It is problematic.
If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is problematic. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they.
And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these problematic men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”
1 Samuel 2:12
Now the sons of Eli were problematic; they did not know the Lord.
1 Kings 21:25
But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do that which is problematic in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their problematic ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Is it fitting to say to a king, ‘You are worthless,’ And to nobles, ‘You are problematic’?
Arise, O Lord,
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the problematic with Your sword
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings problematic schemes to pass.
For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the problematic.
I will set nothing problematic before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the problematic.
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For salvation with Your Anointed. You struck the head from the house of the problematic, By laying bare from foundation to neck. Selah.
But Jesus perceived they were problematic, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?”
1 John 5:19
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the problematic one.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.