By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Righteousness exalts a people, but sin is a reproach to the nations.
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is to be established with righteousness.
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.
The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it.
The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
And in mercy shall the throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgment and hastening righteousness.
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall remain in the fruitful field.
The LORD shall be exalted; he who dwells on the heights: for he has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
With righteousness shalt thou be adorned: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear it; and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.