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.
You are to make judges and overseers in all your towns which the Lord your God gives you, for every tribe: and they are to be upright men, judging the people in righteousness.
If you are not able to give a decision as to who is responsible for a death, or who is right in a cause, or who gave the first blow in a fight, and there is a division of opinion about it in your town: then go to the place marked out by the Lord your God;
Then the two men, between whom the argument has taken place, are to come before the Lord, before the priests and judges who are then in power;
Let no wrong decisions be given in the poor man's cause.
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,
2 Chronicles 19:6
And said to the judges, Take care what you do, for you are judging not for man but for the Lord, and he is with you in the decisions you give.
When I went out of my door to go up to the town, and took my seat in the public place,
Is there righteousness in your mouths, O you gods? are you upright judges, O you sons of men?
He who gives a decision for the evil-doer and he who gives a decision against the upright, are equally disgusting to the Lord.
Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death.
Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
Who for a reward give support to the cause of the sinner, and who take away the righteousness of the upright from him.
But he will do right in the cause of the poor, and give wise decisions for those in the land who are in need; and the rod of his mouth will come down on the cruel, and with the breath of his lips he will put an end to the evil-doer.
See, a king will be ruling in righteousness, and chiefs will give right decisions.
O family of David, this is what the Lord has said: Do what is right in the morning, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away, or my wrath will go out like fire, burning so that no one may put it out, because of the evil of your doings.
In any cause, they are to be in the position of judges, judging in harmony with my decisions: they are to keep my laws and my rules in all my fixed feasts; and they are to keep my Sabbaths holy.
And I said, Give ear, now, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the people of Israel: is it not for you to have knowledge of what is right?
For this reason the law is feeble and decisions are not effected: for the upright man is circled round by evil-doers; because of which right is twisted.
Then you will again see how the upright man is different from the sinner, and the servant of God from him who is not.
And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; every tree then which does not give good fruit is cut down, and put into the fire.