Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Bible References

God's righteousness

Romans 1:17
For in it is revealed God's righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, "But the righteous shall live by faith."
Psalm 71:15
My mouth will tell about your righteousness, and of your salvation all day, though I do not know its full measure.
Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in the same way: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isaiah 56:1
Thus says the LORD, "Keep justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
Jeremiah 23:5
"Behold, the days come," says the LORD, "that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Daniel 9:24
Seventy weeks are decreed on your people and on your holy city, to put an end to the transgression, and to make an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.
John 16:9
about sin, because they do not believe in me;
2 Corinthians 5:21
For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Peter 1:1
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

To establish

Romans 9:31
but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
Isaiah 57:12
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.
Isaiah 64:6
For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Luke 10:29
But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
Luke 16:15
He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 18:9
He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
Galatians 5:3
Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
Philippians 3:9
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
Revelation 3:17
Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;


Leviticus 26:41
I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity;
Nehemiah 9:33
However you are just in all that has come on us; for you have dealt truly, but we have done wickedly;
Job 33:27
He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me.
Lamentations 3:22
The LORD's faithful love does not cease; his compassion does not fail.
Daniel 9:6
Neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our leaders, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Luke 15:17
But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger.

General references

Genesis 3:12
The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
Deuteronomy 6:25
It shall be righteousness to us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us."
Judges 17:13
Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will do good to me, seeing I have a Levite as my priest."
Job 9:30
If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,
Isaiah 57:12
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.
Luke 18:21
He said, "I have observed all these things from my youth up."