For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him to be baptized.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
you put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.
How happy are those who uphold justice,
who practice righteousness at all times.
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
2 Corinthians 9:10
Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed,
for they will be filled.
I will restore your judges to what they once were,
and your advisers to their former state.
Afterward you will be called the Righteous City,
a Faithful City.”
Zion will be redeemed by justice,
her repentant ones by righteousness.
The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “When I restore their fortunes, they will once again speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities, ‘May the Lord bless you, righteous settlement, holy mountain.’
Then all your people will be righteous;
they will possess the land forever;
they are the branch I planted,
the work of My hands,
so that I may be glorified.
All the descendants of Israel
will be justified and find glory through the Lord.
to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,
and splendid clothes instead of despair.
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify Him.
I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem,
until her righteousness shines like a bright light
and her salvation, like a flaming torch.
Nations will see your righteousness
and all kings, your glory.
You will be called by a new name
that the Lord’s mouth will announce.
Open the gates
so a righteous nation can come in—
one that remains faithful.
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness,
and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.
I will take you to be My wife forever.
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion.
He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
Consider: who has perished when he was innocent?
Where have the honest been destroyed?
?MemYet it happened because of the sins of her prophets
and the guilt of her priests,
who shed the blood of the righteous
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.