Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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
None calls for justice, nor does anyone plead for truth; they trust in vanity and speak lies. They conceive mischief and bring out iniquity.
Isaiah 5:23
who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the scribes who write toil;
Psalm 82:2
How long will you judge unjustly and lift up the faces of the wicked? Selah.
Ecclesiastes 3:16
And again I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
Jeremiah 5:27
Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and grown rich.
Amos 5:7
You who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Micah 3:9
Please hear this, heads of the house of Jacob, and magistrates of the house of Israel, who hate justice and pervert all equity.
Micah 7:3
Both hands are on evil, to do it well. The ruler asks for a bribe, and the judge also; and the great man speaks the evil desire of his soul. So they weave it together.
Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law has become helpless, and justice does not always go forth. For the wicked entraps the righteous; therefore justice goes forth, being perverted.
Zephaniah 3:1
Woe to her rebelling and becoming defiled, to the oppressing city!