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.
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.
If a matter arises that is too difficult 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 shalt arise and go up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose,
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days;
Thou shalt not pervert the rights of thy poor in his cause.
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
2 Chronicles 19:6
and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do, for ye do not judge for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the word of judgment.
When I went out to the gate to judgment, when I had my seat prepared in the plaza!
Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of Adam?
How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.
learn to do good; seek judgment; restore unto the oppressed; hear the fatherless in right judgment; protect the widow.
who justify the wicked for bribes and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Behold, one king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall preside unto judgment.
O house of David, thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment early and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor lest my fury go forth like fire, and burn so that no one can quench it because of the evil of your doings.
And in controversy they shall stand to judge; and they shall judge it according to my rights; and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my solemn assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O princes of Jacob, and ye heads of the house of Israel. Did it not pertain to you to know that which is right?
Therefore the law is weakened, and the judgment does not go forth true: for the wicked compasses about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds.
Therefore become ye converted, and ye shall make a difference between the just and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that did not serve him.
And now the axe is also laid unto the root of the trees; therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.