Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
And Paul, as he generally did, went in to them, and on three Sabbath days had discussions with them from the holy Writings,
1 Samuel 12:7
Keep your places now, while I take up the argument with you before the Lord, and give you the story of the righteousness of the Lord, which he has made clear by his acts to you and to your fathers.
Come now, and let us have an argument together, says the Lord: how may your sins which are red like blood be white as snow? how may their dark purple seem like wool?
Put forward your cause, says the Lord; let your strong argument come out, says the King of Jacob.
For this reason I make request to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you will give your bodies as a living offering, holy, pleasing to God, which is the worship it is right for you to give him.
1 Peter 3:15
But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride;
Hoping in God for that which they themselves are looking for, that there will be a coming back from the dead for upright men and wrongdoers.
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the word of the Rock of Israel came to me: When an upright king is ruling over men, when he is ruling in the fear of God,
I put on righteousness as my clothing, and was full of it; right decisions were to me a robe and a head-dress.
For the Lord is upright; he is a lover of righteousness: the upright will see his face.
You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil: and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head, lifting you high over all other kings.
Is there righteousness in your mouths, O you gods? are you upright judges, O you sons of men?
May he be a judge of your people in righteousness, and make true decisions for the poor.
God is in the meeting-place of God; he is judging among the gods.
Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.
And again, I saw under the sun, in the place of the judges, that evil was there; and in the place of righteousness, that evil was there.
The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.
Then a king's seat will be based on mercy, and one will be seated on it in the tent of David for ever; judging uprightly, and quick to do righteousness.
For I, the Lord, take pleasure in upright judging; I will not put up with the violent taking away of right; and I will certainly give them their reward, and I will make an eternal agreement with them.
This is what the Lord has said: Do what is right, judging uprightly, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away: do no wrong and be not violent to the man from a strange country and the child without a father and the widow, and let not those who have done no wrong be put to death in this place.
This is what the Lord has said: Let this be enough for you, O rulers of Israel: let there be an end of violent behaviour and wasting; do what is right, judging uprightly; let there be no more driving out of my people, says the Lord.
For this cause, O King, let my suggestion be pleasing to you, and let your sins be covered by righteousness and your evil-doing by mercy to the poor, so that the time of your well-being may be longer.
Their words are foolish; they make agreements with false oaths, so punishment will come up like a poison-plant in a ploughed field.
But let the right go rolling on like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Is it possible for horses to go running on the rock? may the sea be ploughed with oxen? for the right to be turned by you into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into a bitter plant?
And he, when he comes, will make the world conscious of sin, and of righteousness, and of being judged:
1 John 3:7
My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright;
Do not give your strength to women, or your ways to that which is the destruction of kings.
Unhappy is the land whose king is a boy, and whose rulers are feasting in the morning.
And a spirit of wisdom to the judge, and strength to those who keep back the attackers at the door of the town.
Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, drinking wine before the thousand.
On the day of our king, the rulers made him ill with the heat of wine; his hand was stretched out with the men of pride.
For John said to Herod, It is wrong for you to have your brother's wife.
Gentle behaviour, control over desires: against such there is no law.
For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,
1 Peter 4:4
And they are wondering that you no longer go with them in this violent wasting of life, and are saying evil things of you:
2 Peter 1:6
And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind,
And took them out and said, Sirs, what have I to do to get salvation?
And Agrippa said to Paul, A little more and you will be making me a Christian.
1 Kings 22:26
And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah and send him back to Amon, the ruler of the town, and to Joash, the king's son;
Because your ears were shut to my voice; no one gave attention to my out-stretched hand;
Then King Zedekiah sent and got him out: and the king, questioning him secretly in his house, said, Is there any word from the Lord? And Jeremiah said, There is. Then he said, You will be given up into the hands of the king of Babylon.
Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and took him into the rulers' doorway in the house of the Lord: and the king said to Jeremiah, I have a question to put to you; keep nothing back from me.
And he would have put him to death, but for his fear of the people, because in their eyes John was a prophet.
But they gave no attention, and went about their business, one to his farm, another to his trade:
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband.
Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are not straight.
Because John had said to him, It is not right for you to have her.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;