Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

Bible References

General references

Deuteronomy 16:18
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.
Deuteronomy 17:8
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
Deuteronomy 19:17
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,
Exodus 23:6
Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to thy poor in his case.
2 Samuel 23:3
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,
2 Chronicles 19:6
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.
Job 29:7
when I went forth to the gate to the city, when I prepared my seat in the street.
Psalm 58:1
Do ye indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
Psalm 82:2
How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies a wicked man, and he who condemns a righteous man, both of them alike are an abomination to LORD.
Proverbs 31:8
Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.
Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good. Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 5:23
who justify the wicked for rewards, and take away the justice of the righteous man from him!
Isaiah 11:4
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.
Isaiah 32:1
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and rulers shall rule in justice.
Jeremiah 21:12
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
Ezekiel 44:24
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.
Micah 3:1
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?
Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is slacked, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked man surrounds the righteous man, therefore justice goes forth perverted.
Malachi 3:18
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.
Matthew 3:10
And even now the axe is laid at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.