Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Bible References

General references

Isaiah 59:4
No one makes claims justly;
no one pleads honestly.
They trust in empty and worthless words;
they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.
Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws
Psalm 82:2
“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?Selah
Ecclesiastes 3:16
I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.
Jeremiah 5:27
Like a cage full of birds,
so their houses are full of deceit.
Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.
Amos 5:7
Those who turn justice into wormwood
throw righteousness to the ground.
Micah 3:9
Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel,
who abhor justice
and pervert everything that is right,
Micah 7:3
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.
Habakkuk 1:4
This is why the law is ineffective
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict the righteous;
therefore, justice comes out perverted.
Zephaniah 3:1
Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

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