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.
Paul went to the Jews in the synagogue, as he customarily did, and on three Sabbath days he addressed them from the scriptures,
1 Samuel 12:7
Now take your positions, so I may confront you before the Lord regarding all the Lord's just actions toward you and your ancestors.
Come, let's consider your options," says the Lord. "Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.
"Present your argument," says the Lord. "Produce your evidence," says Jacob's king.
Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice -- alive, holy, and pleasing to God -- which is your reasonable service.
1 Peter 3:15
But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.
I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke, the protector of Israel spoke to me. The one who rules fairly among men, the one who rules in the fear of God,
I put on righteousness and it clothed me, my just dealing was like a robe and a turban;
Certainly the Lord is just; he rewards godly deeds; the upright will experience his favor.
You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions.
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David. Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? Do you judge people fairly?
Then he will judge your people fairly, and your oppressed ones equitably.
A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the assembly of El; in the midst of the gods he renders judgment.
Doing wickedness is an abomination to kings, because a throne is established in righteousness.
I saw something else on earth: In the place of justice, there was wickedness, and in the place of fairness, there was wickedness.
How tragic that the once-faithful city has become a prostitute! She was once a center of justice, fairness resided in her, but now only murderers.
Then a trustworthy king will be established; he will rule in a reliable manner, this one from David's family. He will be sure to make just decisions and will be experienced in executing justice.
For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of my faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them.
The Lord says, "Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. Do not kill innocent people in this land.
"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Put away violence and destruction, and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of my people, declares the sovereign Lord.
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged."
They utter empty words, taking false oaths and making empty agreements. Therefore legal disputes sprout up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a plowed field.
Justice must flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.
Can horses run on rocky cliffs? Can one plow the sea with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into a poisonous plant, and the fruit of righteous actions into a bitter plant.
And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment --
1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous.
Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which ruins kings.
Woe to you, O land, when your king is childish, and your princes feast in the morning!
He will give discernment to the one who makes judicial decisions, and strength to those who defend the city from attackers.
King Belshazzar prepared a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in front of them all.
At the celebration of their king, his princes become inflamed with wine; they conspire with evildoers.
For John had repeatedly told Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.
1 Peter 4:4
So they are astonished when you do not rush with them into the same flood of wickedness, and they vilify you.
2 Peter 1:6
to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness;
Then he brought them outside and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Agrippa said to Paul, "In such a short time are you persuading me to become a Christian?"
1 Kings 22:26
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the city official and Joash the king's son.
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
Then King Zedekiah had him brought to the palace. There he questioned him privately and asked him, "Is there any message from the Lord?" Jeremiah answered, "Yes, there is." Then he announced, "You will be handed over to the king of Babylon."
Some time later Zedekiah sent and had Jeremiah brought to him at the third entrance of the Lord's temple. The king said to Jeremiah, "I would like to ask you a question. Do not hide anything from me when you answer."
Although Herod wanted to kill John, he feared the crowd because they accepted John as a prophet.
But they were indifferent and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.
because John had repeatedly told him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.