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33 Bible Verses about Injustice

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Isaiah 61:8

For I, Yahweh, love justice, hate robbery and injustice, and I will {faithfully} give their reward, and I will {make} an everlasting covenant {with} them.

Romans 9:14

What then shall we say? [There is] no injustice with God, [is there]? May it never be!

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I saw something else under the sun: instead of justice [there was] evil; instead of righteousness [there was] wickedness.

1 Corinthians 13:6

[it] does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth,

Leviticus 19:15

" 'You shall not do injustice in judgment; {you shall not show partiality to the powerless}; you shall not give preference {to the powerful}; you shall judge your fellow citizen with justice.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you cause me to see evil [while] you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise.

Isaiah 58:6

Is this not [the] fast I choose: to release [the] bonds of injustice, to untie [the] ropes of [the] yoke, and to let [the] oppressed go free, and {tear} every yoke to pieces?

Zephaniah 3:5

Yahweh [is] righteous in her midst; he does not do wickedness. {Morning by morning} he renders his judgment; at dawn he does not fail, but an evil one knows no shame.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his anger will fail.

Psalm 58:2

No, in [your] heart you plan injustices; in the land you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies, because you have trusted in your strength, in the multitude of your warriors.

Psalm 7:3

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

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe [to the one who] builds his house without righteousness, and his upper rooms without justice. His fellow countryman, he works for nothing, and he does not give to him his wages.

Job 11:14

if iniquity [is] in your hand, put it far away, and you must not let wickedness reside in your tents--

Job 5:16

So there is hope for the powerless, and wickedness shuts its mouth.

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore it is already completely a loss for you that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

Job 6:29

Please turn, let no injustice happen; indeed, turn, {my righteousness is still intact}.

Isaiah 61:7

Instead of your shame, a double portion, and [instead of] insult, they will rejoice [over] their portion. Therefore they will take a double portion in their land; {they shall possess everlasting joy}.

Psalm 94:20

Can there be allied with you a throne of destruction, one that forms trouble based on statute?

Proverbs 13:23

[There is] much food [in] the field of the poor, but {it is swept away} by {injustice}.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Do not be surprised if you see the poor being oppressed with violence or [do not see] justice and righteousness in the province. For one official is watched by a higher official, and [there are] even higher officials over them!

From Thematic Bible


Injustice » Sometimes attributed to God

Habakkuk 1:2

O Yahweh, how long shall I cry for help and you will not listen? [How long] will I cry out to you, "Violence!" and you will not save?

Job 12:6

[The] tents of [the] destroyers are at peace, and [there is] security for those who provoke God, [for those] whom God brings into his hand.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

I have seen all these things in my vain life: Sometimes a righteous man perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and sometimes a wicked man lives a long life in [spite of] his evil.

Injustice » Condemned

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not subvert justice; you shall not {show partiality}; and you shall not take a bribe, for the bribe makes blind [the] eyes of [the] wise and misrepresents [the] words of [the] righteous.

Proverbs 29:27

A man of injustice is an abomination to the righteous, but the {upright} is an abomination to the wicked.

Proverbs 31:4-5

[It is] not for the kings, O Lemuel; drinking wine [is] not for the kings, nor [is] strong drink for rulers. Or else he will drink and forget what has been decreed, and he will pervert the rights of all the {afflicted}.

Injustice » Examples of

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two men, {scoundrels}, came, sat opposite him, and the {scoundrels} witnessed against Naboth before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king," so they brought him outside of the city and stoned him with stones, and he died.

Acts 23:2

So the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near him to strike his mouth.

Genesis 40:15

For I was surely kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me in this pit."

Genesis 39:20

And Joseph's master took him and put him into prison, the place that the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in prison.

Injustice » Punishment of

Amos 8:5

saying, "When will the new moon be over, so that we can sell grain? And the Sabbath, so that we can open the grain bins, that we can make [the] ephah small and make [the] shekel large, and can practice deceit [with] a set of scales of deceit?

Amos 8:8

On account of this, will not the land tremble and will not every living [thing] in it mourn? And all of it will rise like the Nile and it will be tossed about and subside like the Nile of Egypt.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate; For Yahweh will plead their case and despoil those who despoil them of life.

Exodus 23:6

" 'You will not pervert the justice of your poor in his legal dispute.

Injustice » The wicked » Judge with

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I saw something else under the sun: instead of justice [there was] evil; instead of righteousness [there was] wickedness.

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice does not go forth perpetually. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Injustice » Covetousness leads to

Ezekiel 22:12

They take a bribe among you in order to shed blood; and you take usury, and you make gain [from] your neighbors by extortion, and [so] you have forgotten me, {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the smallest of them to the greatest of them, {everyone} makes profit for unlawful gain. And from the prophet to the priest, {everyone} practices deceit.

Injustice » Brings a curse

Injustice » Forbidden

Leviticus 19:15

" 'You shall not do injustice in judgment; {you shall not show partiality to the powerless}; you shall not give preference {to the powerful}; you shall judge your fellow citizen with justice.

Injustice » God » Abominates

Injustice » The wicked » Practice, without shame

Jeremiah 6:15

Have they acted ashamed, for they have committed a detestable thing? Not at all, nor were they ashamed; they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore} they will fall among [those who] fall at the time I punish them, they will stumble," says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the smallest of them to the greatest of them, {everyone} makes profit for unlawful gain. And from the prophet to the priest, {everyone} practices deceit.

Injustice » God » Approves not of

Lamentations 3:35-36

{to deprive one of justice} before the face of the Most High; to subvert a person in a legal dispute --the Lord has not found delight [in these things].

Injustice » Saints should » Bear, patiently

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore it is already completely a loss for you that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

Injustice » Exemplified » Pilate

Matthew 27:24-26

So Pilate, [when he] saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but instead an uproar was developing, took water [and] washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this man. You see to [it]!" And all the people answered [and] said, "His blood [be] on us and on our children!" Then he released Barabbas for them, but [after] he had Jesus flogged, he handed [him] over so that he could be crucified.

Injustice » God » Regards

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Do not be surprised if you see the poor being oppressed with violence or [do not see] justice and righteousness in the province. For one official is watched by a higher official, and [there are] even higher officials over them!

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

Exodus 22:21-22

" 'You will not mistreat an alien, and you will not oppress him, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt. " 'You will not afflict any widow or orphan.

Injustice » Saints should » Hate

Proverbs 29:27

A man of injustice is an abomination to the righteous, but the {upright} is an abomination to the wicked.

Injustice » Intemperance leads to

Proverbs 31:5

Or else he will drink and forget what has been decreed, and he will pervert the rights of all the {afflicted}.

Injustice » Exemplified

Genesis 39:20

And Joseph's master took him and put him into prison, the place that the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in prison.

Injustice » Exemplified » Sons of samuel

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » Servants

Job 31:13-14

"If I have rejected my male or female slave's case when their complaint [was] against me, then what shall I do when God rises up? And when he enquires, how shall I answer him?

Injustice » Saints should » Take no vengeance for

Injustice » Saints should » Testify against

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you really speak [what is] right [when] silent? [Do] you judge fairly the children of humankind? No, in [your] heart you plan injustices; in the land you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Injustice » Exemplified » Judas

Matthew 27:4

saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!"

Injustice » Exemplified » Jews

Isaiah 59:14

And justice is pushed back, and righteousness stands afar; for truth stumbles in the public square, and straightforwardness is unable to enter,

Injustice » The wicked » Deal with

Isaiah 26:10

[Though the] wicked person is shown compassion, he does not learn righteousness; he acts unjustly in [the] land [of] uprightness, and he does not see the majesty of Yahweh.

Injustice » Exemplified » Ahab, 1ki 21:10

Injustice » A bad example leads to

Exodus 23:2

You will not {follow} a majority for evil, and you will not testify concerning a legal dispute to turn aside after a majority to pervert [justice].

Injustice » Exemplified » Festus

Acts 24:27

And [when] two years had passed, Felix received as successor Porcius Festus. And [because he] wanted to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul behind {as a prisoner}.

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 cause me to see evil [while] you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice does not go forth perpetually. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Topics on Injustice

Apparent Injustice

18;12;6

[The] tents of [the] destroyers are at peace, and [there is] security for those who provoke God, [for those] whom God brings into his hand.

Injustice, Examples Of

41;7;9-13

And he said to them, "You splendidly ignore the commandment of God so that you can keep your tradition.

Injustice, Nature And Source Of

19;64;6

{They carefully plot} injustices [saying], "We have perfected {the perfect plot}!" Both [the] {inner thought} and heart of man [are] deep.