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33 Bible Verses about Injustice

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Isaiah 61:8

For I Yahweh love justice;
I hate robbery and injustice;
I will faithfully reward them
and make an everlasting covenant with them.

Romans 9:14

What should we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do You force me to look at injustice?
Why do You tolerate wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.

Isaiah 58:6

Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?

Zephaniah 3:5

The righteous Lord is in her;
He does no wrong.
He applies His justice morning by morning;
He does not fail at dawn,
yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.

Proverbs 22:8

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Psalm 58:2

No, you practice injustice in your hearts;
with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice;
you have eaten the fruit of lies.
Because you have trusted in your own way
and in your large number of soldiers,

Psalm 7:3

Yahweh my God, if I have done this,
if there is injustice on my hands,

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe for the one who builds his palace
through unrighteousness,
his upper rooms through injustice,
who makes his fellow man serve without pay
and will not give him his wages,

Job 11:14

if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,
and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents—

Job 5:16

So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts its mouth.

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?

Job 6:29

Reconsider; don’t be unjust.
Reconsider; my righteousness is still the issue.

Isaiah 61:7

Because your shame was double,
and they cried out, “Disgrace is their portion,”
therefore, they will possess double in their land,
and eternal joy will be theirs.

Psalm 94:20

Can a corrupt throne—
one that creates trouble by law—
become Your ally?

Proverbs 13:23

The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food,
but without justice, it is swept away.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

From Thematic Bible


Injustice » Sometimes attributed to God

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers are safe,
and those who provoke God are secure;
God’s power provides this.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

In my futile life I have seen everything: there is a righteous man who perishes in spite of his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in spite of his evil.

Injustice » Condemned

Deuteronomy 16:19

Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,
and one whose way is upright
is detestable to the wicked.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine or for rulers [to desire] beer. Otherwise, they will drink, forget what is decreed, and pervert justice for all the oppressed.

Injustice » Examples of

1 Kings 21:13

The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth has cursed God and the king!” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

Acts 23:2

But the high priest Ananias ordered those who were standing next to him to strike him on the mouth.

Genesis 40:15

For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon.”

Genesis 39:20

and had him thrown into prison, where the king’s prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

Injustice » Punishment of

Amos 8:5

asking, “When will the New Moon be over
so we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath,
so we may market wheat?
We can reduce the measure
while increasing the price
and cheat with dishonest scales.

Amos 8:8

Because of this, won’t the land quake
and all who dwell in it mourn?
All of it will rise like the Nile;
it will surge and then subside
like the Nile in Egypt.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate, for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

Exodus 23:6

“You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.

Injustice » The wicked » Judge with

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.

Habakkuk 1:4

This is why the law is ineffective
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict the righteous;
therefore, justice comes out perverted.

Injustice » Covetousness leads to

Ezekiel 22:12

People who live in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit on a loan and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Injustice » Brings a curse

Injustice » Forbidden

Injustice » God » Abominates

Injustice » The wicked » Practice, without shame

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently?
They weren’t at all ashamed.
They can no longer feel humiliation.
Therefore, they will fall among the fallen.
When I punish them, they will collapse,
says the Lord.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Injustice » God » Approves not of

Lamentations 3:35-36

denying justice to a man in the presence of the Most High, or suppressing a person's lawsuit- the Lord does not approve [of these things].

Injustice » Saints should » Bear, patiently

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?

Injustice » Exemplified » Pilate

Matthew 27:24-26

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am innocent of this man's blood. See to it yourselves!" All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!" Then he released Barabbas to them. But after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Injustice » God » Regards

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

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

Exodus 22:21-22

"You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. "You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.

Injustice » Saints should » Hate

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,
and one whose way is upright
is detestable to the wicked.

Injustice » Intemperance leads to

Proverbs 31:5

Otherwise, they will drink,
forget what is decreed,
and pervert justice for all the oppressed.

Injustice » Exemplified

Genesis 39:20

and had him thrown into prison, where the king’s prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

Injustice » Exemplified » Sons of samuel

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » Servants

Job 31:13-14

If I have dismissed the case of my male or female servants when they made a complaint against me, what could I do when God stands up [to judge]? How should I answer Him when He calls [me] to account?

Injustice » Saints should » Take no vengeance for

Matthew 5:39

But I tell you, don’t resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Injustice » Saints should » Testify against

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones? Do you judge people fairly? No, you practice injustice in your hearts; with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.

Injustice » Exemplified » Judas

Matthew 27:4

“I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said.“What’s that to us?” they said. “See to it yourself!”

Injustice » Exemplified » Jews

Isaiah 59:14

Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter.

Injustice » The wicked » Deal with

Isaiah 26:10

But if the wicked man is shown favor,
he does not learn righteousness.
In a righteous land he acts unjustly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.

Injustice » Exemplified » Ahab, 1ki 21:10

Injustice » A bad example leads to

Injustice » Exemplified » Festus

Acts 24:27

After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.

Injustice » God » Provoked to avenge

Injustice » Of the least kind, condemned

Injustice » God » Hears the cry of those who suffer

Strife » Leads to » Injustice

Habakkuk 1:3-4

Why do You force me to look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrongdoing? Oppression and violence are right in front of me. Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates. This is why the law is ineffective and justice never emerges. For the wicked restrict the righteous; therefore, justice comes out perverted.

Topics on Injustice

Apparent Injustice

18;12;6

The tents of robbers are safe,
and those who provoke God are secure;
God’s power provides this.

Injustice, Examples Of

41;7;9-13

He also said to them, “You completely invalidate God’s command in order to maintain your tradition!

Injustice, Nature And Source Of

19;64;6

They devise crimes and say,
“We have perfected a secret plan.”
The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

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