Through the blessing of the righteous a city is built up, but what the wicked say tears it down.
Righteousness makes a nation great, but sin diminishes any people.
Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established.
Purge the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.
A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.
then a throne will be established in gracious love, and there will sit in faithfulness in the Tent of David one who judges, seeks justice, and is swift to do what is right."
"Then justice will live in the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the fertile field.
"The LORD is exalted, for he lives on high; he has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
"In righteousness you'll be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you won't be afraid, and from terror, for it won't come near you.
"Appoint judges and civil servants according to your tribes in all your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you, so they may judge the people impartially.
As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.