What Does Vindication Mean In The Bible

The book of Psalms contains many passages in which the Psalmist asks God to vindicate him. Vindication means to rescue someone from their troubles. Praying for vindication from God is a byproduct of the belief that God is righteous and will always protect the innocent from evil. The Book of Job also contains passages in which God vindicates Job. In this book, God and Satan had a pact in which Satan urged God to test the loyalty of Job as Satan suggested that Job is faithful to God only because God protects him. In reply, God asked Satan to test his loyalty but not to kill Job. Job is subjected to many afflictions but stays faithful to God, and God ultimately vindicates him. These are the passages from the Book of Job which mentions God's deliverance:

"After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before." - Job 42:10

"The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the former. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters."- Job 42:12-13

"Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so Job died, an old man and full of years." - Job 42:15-17

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Jamie Larson