If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [they] judge them, then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the iniquitous.
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates, then thou shall arise, and get thee up to the plac
He who justifies a wicked man, and he who condemns a righteous man, both of them alike are an abomination to LORD.
Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to thy poor in his case.
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the sojourner who is with him.
Thou shall make judges and officers for thee in all thy gates, which LORD thy God gives thee, according to thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before LORD, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days,
The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me. He who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,
and said to the judges, Consider what ye do. For ye judge not for man, but for LORD, and [he is] with you in the judgment.
when I went forth to the gate to the city, when I prepared my seat in the street.
Do ye indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.
Learn to do good. Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.
who justify the wicked for rewards, and take away the justice of the righteous man from him!
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and rulers shall rule in justice.
O house of David, thus says LORD: Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your do
And in a controversy they shall stand to judge. They shall judge it according to my ordinances. And they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts, and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.
And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
Therefore the law is slacked, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked man surrounds the righteous man, therefore justice goes forth perverted.
Thou who are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and who cannot look on perverseness, why do thou look upon those who deal treacherously, and hold thy peace when the wicked man swallows up the man who is more righteous than he,
Then ye shall return and discern between the righteous man and the wicked man, between him who serves God and him who does not serve him.