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33 Bible Verses about Injustice

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Isaiah 61:8

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them.

Romans 9:14

What shall we conclude then? Is there injustice upon God's part? Certainly not!

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those [judges] who issue unrighteous decrees, and to the magistrates who keep causing unjust and oppressive decisions to be recorded,

Ecclesiastes 3:16

Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.

1 Corinthians 13:6

It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in judging a case; you shall not be partial to the poor or show a preference for the mighty, but in righteousness and according to the merits of the case judge your neighbor.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do You show me iniquity and wrong, and Yourself look upon or cause me to see perverseness and trouble? For destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention arises.

Isaiah 58:6

[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?

Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord in the midst of her is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not, but the unjust [person] knows no shame.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap calamity and futility, and the rod of his wrath [with which he smites others] will fail.

Psalm 58:2

No, in your heart you devise wickedness; you deal out in the land the violence of your hands.

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed and plotted wickedness, you have reaped the [willful] injustice [of oppressors], you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your [own] way and your chariots, in the multitude of your mighty men,

Psalm 7:3

O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his [upper] chambers by injustice, who uses his neighbor's service without wages and does not give him his pay [for his work],

Job 11:14

If you put sin out of your hand and far away from you and let not evil dwell in your tents;

Job 5:16

So the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts her mouth.

1 Corinthians 6:7

Why, the very fact of your having lawsuits with one another at all is a defect (a defeat, an evidence of positive moral loss for you). Why not rather let yourselves suffer wrong and be deprived of what is your due? Why not rather be cheated (defrauded and robbed)?

Job 6:29

Return [from your suspicion], I pray you, let there be no injustice; yes, return again [to confidence in me], my vindication is in it.

Isaiah 61:7

Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs.

Psalm 94:20

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with You -- "they who frame and hide their unrighteous doings under [the sacred name of] law?

Proverbs 13:23

Much food is in the tilled land of the poor, but there are those who are destroyed because of injustice.

Habakkuk 1:13

You are of purer eyes than to behold evil and can not look [inactively] upon injustice. Why then do You look upon the plunderer? Why are you silent when the wicked one destroys him who is more righteous than [the Chaldean oppressor] is?

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.

From Thematic Bible


Injustice » Sometimes attributed to God

Habakkuk 1:2

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help and You will not hear? Or cry out to You of violence and You will not save?

Job 12:6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

Psalm 73:14

For all the day long have I been smitten and plagued, and chastened every morning.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

I have seen everything in the days of my vanity (my emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility): there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in [spite of] his evildoing.

Injustice » Condemned

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Psalm 82:2

How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way [of the Lord] is an abomination to the wicked.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink, Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.

Injustice » Examples of

1 Kings 21:13

Two base fellows came in and sat opposite him and they charged Naboth before the people, saying, Naboth cursed and renounced God and the king. Then he was carried out of the city and stoned to death.

Acts 23:2

At this the high priest Ananias ordered those who stood near him to strike him on the mouth.

Genesis 40:15

For truly I was carried away from the land of the Hebrews by unlawful force, and here too I have done nothing for which they should put me into the dungeon.

Genesis 39:20

And Joseph's master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the state prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison.

Injustice » Punishment of

Amos 8:5

Saying, When will the New Moon festival be past that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath that we may offer wheat for sale, making the ephah [measure] small and the shekel [measure] great and falsifying the scales by deceit,

Proverbs 28:8

He who by charging excessive interest and who by unjust efforts to get gain increases his material possession gathers it for him [to spend] who is kind and generous to the poor.

Amos 8:8

Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who dwells in it? Yes, it shall rise like the river [Nile], all of it, and it shall be tossed about and sink back again to normal level, as does the Nile of Egypt.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held], For the Lord will plead their cause and deprive of life those who deprive [the poor or afflicted].

Exodus 23:6

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.

Injustice » The wicked » Judge with

Psalm 82:2

How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Ecclesiastes 3:16

Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Injustice » Covetousness leads to

Ezekiel 22:12

In you they have accepted bribes to shed blood; you have taken [forbidden] interest and [percentage of] increase, and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by oppression and extortion and have forgotten Me, says the Lord God.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness (to greed for unjust gain); and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Injustice » Brings a curse

Injustice » Forbidden

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in judging a case; you shall not be partial to the poor or show a preference for the mighty, but in righteousness and according to the merits of the case judge your neighbor.

Injustice » God » Abominates

Injustice » The wicked » Practice, without shame

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they brought to shame because they had committed abominations (extremely disgusting and vile things)? No, they were not at all ashamed, nor could they blush [at their idolatry]. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them they shall be overthrown, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness (to greed for unjust gain); and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Injustice » God » Approves not of

Lamentations 3:35-36

To turn aside and deprive a man of his rights before the face of the Most High or a superior [acting as God's representative], To subvert a man in his cause -- "[of these things] the Lord does not approve.

Injustice » Saints should » Bear, patiently

1 Corinthians 6:7

Why, the very fact of your having lawsuits with one another at all is a defect (a defeat, an evidence of positive moral loss for you). Why not rather let yourselves suffer wrong and be deprived of what is your due? Why not rather be cheated (defrauded and robbed)?

Injustice » Exemplified » Pilate

Matthew 27:24-26

So when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather that a riot was about to break out, he took water and washed his hands in the presence of the crowd, saying, I am not guilty of nor responsible for this righteous Man's blood; see to it yourselves. And all the people answered, Let His blood be on us and on our children! So he set free for them Barabbas; and he [had] Jesus whipped, and delivered Him up to be crucified.

Injustice » God » Regards

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The stranger and fatherless

Exodus 22:21-22

You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.

Injustice » Saints should » Hate

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way [of the Lord] is an abomination to the wicked.

Injustice » Intemperance leads to

Proverbs 31:5

Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.

Injustice » Exemplified

Genesis 39:20

And Joseph's master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the state prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison.

Injustice » Exemplified » Sons of samuel

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » Servants

Job 31:13-14

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me, What then shall I do when God rises up [to judge]? When He visits [to inquire of me], what shall I answer Him?

Injustice » Saints should » Take no vengeance for

Matthew 5:39

But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures you]; but if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other one too.

Injustice » Saints should » Testify against

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men? No, in your heart you devise wickedness; you deal out in the land the violence of your hands.

Injustice » Exemplified » Judas

Matthew 27:4

Saying, I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. They replied, What is that to us? See to that yourself.

Injustice » Exemplified » Jews

Isaiah 59:14

Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city's forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].

Injustice » The wicked » Deal with

Isaiah 26:10

Though favor is shown to the wicked, yet they do not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely and refuse to see the majesty of the Lord.

Injustice » Exemplified » Ahab, 1ki 21:10

Injustice » A bad example leads to

Injustice » Exemplified » Festus

Acts 24:27

But when two years had gone by, Felix was succeeded in office by Porcius Festus; and wishing to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul still a prisoner in chains.

Injustice » God » Provoked to avenge

Injustice » Of the least kind, condemned

Luke 16:10

He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much.

Injustice » God » Hears the cry of those who suffer

Strife » Leads to » Injustice

Habakkuk 1:3-4

Why do You show me iniquity and wrong, and Yourself look upon or cause me to see perverseness and trouble? For destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Topics on Injustice

Apparent Injustice

18;12;6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

Injustice, Examples Of

41;7;9-13

And He said to them, You have a fine way of rejecting [thus thwarting and nullifying and doing away with] the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition (your own human regulations)!

Injustice, Nature And Source Of

19;64;6

They think out acts of injustice and say, We have accomplished a well-devised thing! For the inward thought of each one [is unsearchable] and his heart is deep.