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28 Bible Verses about Justice

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Leviticus 19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the lowly, nor honour the person of the great; in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

Psalm 99:4

And the strength of the king that loveth justice. Thou hast established equity: it is thou that executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 61:8

For I, Jehovah, love judgment, I hate robbery with wrong; and I will give their recompence in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with judgment and with righteousness, from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

Deuteronomy 16:20

Perfect justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and possess the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Job 37:23

The Almighty, we cannot find him out: excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Isaiah 51:4-5

Listen unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will establish my judgment for a light of the peoples. My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples: the isles shall wait for me, and in mine arm shall they trust.

Psalm 37:8-9

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it would be only to do evil. For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.

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Justice » Divine

Isaiah 45:21

Declare and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath caused this to be heard from ancient time? who hath declared it long ago? Is it not I, Jehovah? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour, there is none besides me.

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses bondman of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, O King of nations.

Zephaniah 3:5

The righteous Jehovah is in the midst of her: he doeth no wrong. Every morning doth he bring his judgment to light; it faileth not: but the unrighteous knoweth no shame.

Justice » Examples of human

Acts 25:16

to whom I answered, It is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and he have got opportunity of defence touching the charge.

2 Kings 14:6

But the children of those that smote him he did not put to death; according to that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein Jehovah commanded saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

1 Samuel 30:24

And who will hearken to you in this matter? For as his share is that goes down to the battle, so shall his share be that abides by the baggage: they shall share alike.

More verses: 1 Kings 1:52 1 Kings 3:28

Justice » The lord being just

Job 37:23

The Almighty, we cannot find him out: excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.

Acts 3:13-14

The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he had judged that he should be let go. But ye denied the holy and righteous one, and asked that a man that was a murderer should be granted to you;

Nehemiah 9:32-33

And now, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and loving-kindness, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the days of the kings of Assyria unto this day. But thou art just in all that is come upon us; for thou hast acted according to truth, and we have done wickedly.

Zephaniah 3:5

The righteous Jehovah is in the midst of her: he doeth no wrong. Every morning doth he bring his judgment to light; it faileth not: but the unrighteous knoweth no shame.

More verses: Deuteronomy 32:4

Justice » Encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Perfect justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and possess the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith Jehovah: Keep ye judgment and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Justice » What is just

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses bondman of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, O King of nations.

John 5:26-30

For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself, and has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is Son of man. Wonder not at this, for an hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice, read more.
and shall go forth; those that have practised good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment. I cannot do anything of myself; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my will, but the will of him that has sent me.

Justice » Christ, an example of

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, when I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, who shall reign as king, and act wisely, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Psalm 98:9

Before Jehovah, for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Justice » To be done » In buying and selling

Leviticus 19:36

just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have: I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

A perfect and just weight shalt thou have; a perfect and just ephah shalt thou have; that thy days may be prolonged in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Justice » To be done » In executing judgment

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

House of David, thus saith Jehovah: Judge with justice in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go forth like fire and burn, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Justice » Commanded

Deuteronomy 16:20

Perfect justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and possess the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith Jehovah: Keep ye judgment and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Justice » Saints should » Always do

Ezekiel 18:8-9

he hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase; he hath withdrawn his hand from unrighteousness, hath executed true judgment between man and man, hath walked in my statutes, and kept mine ordinances, to deal faithfully: he is righteous, he shall certainly live, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Psalm 119:121

AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

Justice » To be done » To the poor

Proverbs 29:14

A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.

Justice » Specially required in rulers

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Let it suffice you, princes of Israel! Put away violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice; take off your exactions from my people, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Justice » Doing justice

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith Jehovah: Keep ye judgment and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Justice » False balances/divers weights

Justice » Just weights

Justice » The wicked » Afflict those who act with

Job 12:4

I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon +God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright man.

Justice » Unsparing » the Canaanites

Deuteronomy 7:23

But Jehovah thy God will give them up before thee, and will confound them with great consternation, until they are destroyed.

Justice » God » Displeased with the want of

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Justice » Saints should » Study the principles of

Justice » Exemplified » Solomon

1 Kings 3:16-27

Then came two women, harlots, to the king, and stood before him. And the first woman said, Ah, my lord! I and this woman abode in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also; and we were together; no stranger was with us in the house, only we two were in the house. read more.
And this woman's child died in the night; because she had lain upon it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead; and I considered it in the morning, and behold, it was not my son, whom I bore. And the other woman said, No, for the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this one said, No, but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king. Then said the king, The one says, This that is living is my son, and thy son is the dead; and the other says, No, for thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spoke the woman whose was the living child to the king, for her bowels yearned over her son, and she said, Ah, my lord! give her the living child, and in no wise put it to death. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine; divide it. And the king answered and said, Give this one the living child, and in no wise put it to death: she is its mother.

Justice » God » Gives wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:11-12

And God said to him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself discernment to understand judgment; behold, I have done according to thy word: behold, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there hath been none like unto thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Justice » Promises to

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil: he shall dwell on high, the fortresses of the rocks shall be his high retreat; bread shall be given him, his water shall be sure.

Justice » Saints should » Take pleasure in doing

Justice » Exemplified » Josiah

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Justice » To be done » To servants

Justice » The wicked » Scorn

Proverbs 19:28

A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The amalekites

1 Samuel 15:18

And Jehovah sent thee on a way and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

Justice » Who is just

Ezekiel 18:5-9

And if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice: he hath not eaten upon the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, nor come near to a woman in her separation, and hath not oppressed any; he hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath not exercised robbery, hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment; read more.
he hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase; he hath withdrawn his hand from unrighteousness, hath executed true judgment between man and man, hath walked in my statutes, and kept mine ordinances, to deal faithfully: he is righteous, he shall certainly live, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Justice » Brings its own reward

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Justice » Saints should » Teach others to do

Justice » Exemplified » samuel

1 Samuel 12:4

And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, and thou hast not injured us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.

Justice » Exemplified » Joseph

Luke 23:50-51

And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good man and a just (this man had not assented to their counsel and deed), of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who also waited, himself also, for the kingdom of God

Justice » Exemplified » David

Justice » Exemplified » moses

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses was very wroth, and said to Jehovah, Have no regard to their oblation: not one ass have I taken from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

Justice » God » Sets the highest value on

Proverbs 2:13

from those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Justice » God » Delights in

Justice » Who must be just

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;

Justice » Saints should » Receive instruction in

Proverbs 1:3

to receive the instruction of wisdom, righteousness and judgment, and equity;

Justice » The wicked » Banish

Isaiah 59:14

And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Justice » Unsparing » The natural branches (the jews)

Romans 11:21

if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee either.

Justice » Unsparing » The egyptians

Exodus 12:29

And it came to pass that at midnight Jehovah smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

Justice » Saints should » Pray for wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:9

Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?

Justice » To be done » To the fatherless and widows

Justice » The wicked » Call not for

Isaiah 59:4

none calleth for justice, none pleadeth in truthfulness. They trust in vanity, and speak falsehood; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The old world (the antediluvians)

Justice » Unsparing » The angels that sinned

Justice » Unsparing » Sodom and gomorrha

2 Peter 2:6

and having reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha to ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, setting them as an example to those that should afterwards live an ungodly life;

Justice » Unsparing » His own son

Justice » Gifts impede

Justice » The wicked » Passover

Justice » The wicked » abhor

Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity,

Justice » God » Requires

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice » The poor » Encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Topics on Justice

Doubting God's Justice

19;82;2

How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.

God, Justice Of

23;61;8

For I, Jehovah, love judgment, I hate robbery with wrong; and I will give their recompence in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

No Justice

23;59;11

We roar all like bears, and mourn grievously like doves: we look for judgment, and there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Rejoicing Over Justice

19;106;3

Blessed are they that keep justice, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Social Justice

23;1;17

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.