By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.
Take away the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.
The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field.
Yahweh is exalted, for he dwells on high. He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
In righteousness you shall be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.