Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
For this cause ye also pay them tribute, for they are God's ministers, attending continually to this very thing.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel; because the LORD has always loved Israel, therefore he made thee king, to do justice and righteousness.
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.
How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.
learn to do good; seek judgment; restore unto the oppressed; hear the fatherless in right judgment; protect the widow.
They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to follow their own greed.
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?
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
The fear of the king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.
Not defending yourselves, dearly beloved; but rather give place unto the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
The kinsman avenger of blood shall slay the murderer; when he meets him, he shall slay him.
And when the avenger of blood pursues after him, they shall not deliver the manslayer up into his hand because he smote his neighbour by error, nor did he have enmity with him before.
And I will place my vengeance in Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, said the Lord GOD.
And those who remain shall hear and fear and shall never again commit any such evil among you.
then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is dead;
Then they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou hast commanded us we will do, and wherever thou dost send us, we will go.
2 Chronicles 19:5
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,
And he drove them from the judgment seat.