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28 Bible Verses about Justice

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Psalm 99:4

The mighty King loves justice. You have established fairness; You have administered justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 61:8

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

Isaiah 9:7

The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this.

Deuteronomy 16:20

Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Job 37:23

The Almighty-we cannot reach Him- He is exalted in power! In His justice and righteousness, He will not oppress.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand everything.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him.

Isaiah 51:4-5

Pay attention to Me, My people, and listen to Me, My nation; for instruction will come from Me, and My justice for a light to the nations. I will bring it about quickly. My righteousness is near, My salvation appears, and My arms will bring justice to the nations. The coastlands will put their hope in Me, and they will look to My strength.

Psalm 37:8-9

Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm. For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

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Justice » Divine

Isaiah 45:21

Speak up and present [your case]- yes, let them take counsel together. Who predicted this long ago? Who announced it from ancient times? Was it not I, the Lord? There is no other God but Me, a righteous God and Savior; there is no one except Me.

Revelation 15:3

They sang the song of God's servant Moses, and the song of the Lamb: Great and awe-inspiring are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the Nations.

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.

Justice » Examples of human

Acts 25:16

I answered them that it's not the Romans' custom to give any man up before the accused confronts the accusers face to face and has an opportunity to give a defense concerning the charge.

2 Kings 14:6

However, he did not put the children of the murderers to death, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses where the Lord commanded, "Fathers must not be put to death because of children, and children must not be put to death because of fathers; instead, each one will be put to death for his own sin."

Jeremiah 22:15

Are you a king because you excel in cedar? Your own father, did he not eat and drink? He administered justice and righteousness, then it went well with him.

1 Samuel 30:24

Who can agree to your proposal? The share of the one who goes into battle is to be the same as the share of the one who remains with the supplies. They will share equally."

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

Justice » The lord being just

Job 37:23

The Almighty-we cannot reach Him- He is exalted in power! In His justice and righteousness, He will not oppress.

Acts 3:13-14

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked to have a murderer given to you.

Nehemiah 9:32-33

So now, our God-the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant- do not view lightly all the hardships that have afflicted us, our kings and leaders, our priests and prophets, our ancestors and all Your people, from the days of the Assyrian kings until today. You are righteous concerning all that has come on us, because You have acted faithfully, while we have acted wickedly.

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.

More verses: Deuteronomy 32:4

Justice » Encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Isaiah 56:1

This is what the Lord says: Preserve justice and do what is right, for My salvation is coming soon, and My righteousness will be revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Justice » What is just

Revelation 15:3

They sang the song of God's servant Moses, and the song of the Lamb: Great and awe-inspiring are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the Nations.

John 5:26-30

For just as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted to the Son to have life in Himself. And He has granted Him the right to pass judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice read more.
and come out-those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment. "I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

Justice » Christ, an example of

Jeremiah 23:5

"The days are coming"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"when I will raise up a righteous Branch of David. He will reign wisely as king and administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Isaiah 11:4

but He will judge the poor righteously and execute justice for the oppressed of the land. He will strike the land with discipline from His mouth, and He will kill the wicked with a command from His lips.

Psalm 98:9

before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world righteously and the peoples fairly.

Justice » To be done » In buying and selling

Leviticus 19:36

You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Justice » To be done » In executing judgment

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

House of David, this is what the Lord says: Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My anger will flare up like fire and burn unquenchably because of their evil deeds.

Justice » Commanded

Deuteronomy 16:20

Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Isaiah 56:1

This is what the Lord says: Preserve justice and do what is right, for My salvation is coming soon, and My righteousness will be revealed.

Justice » Saints should » Always do

Ezekiel 18:8-9

He doesn't lend at interest or for profit but keeps his hand from wrongdoing and carries out true justice between men. He follows My statutes and keeps My ordinances, acting faithfully. Such a person is righteous; he will certainly live." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

Psalm 119:121

I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.

Justice » To be done » To the poor

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness- his throne will be established forever.

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.

Justice » Specially required in rulers

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

Ezekiel 45:9

"This is what the Lord God says: You have gone too far, princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of My people." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

Justice » Doing justice

Isaiah 56:1

This is what the Lord says: Preserve justice and do what is right, for My salvation is coming soon, and My righteousness will be revealed.

Justice » False balances/divers weights

Justice » Just weights

Justice » The wicked » Afflict those who act with

Job 12:4

I am a laughingstock to my friends, by calling on God, who answers me. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Justice » Unsparing » the Canaanites

Deuteronomy 7:23

The Lord your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion until they are destroyed.

Justice » God » Displeased with the want of

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.

Justice » Saints should » Study the principles of

Justice » Exemplified » Solomon

1 Kings 3:16-27

Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One woman said, "Please my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was in the house. On the third day after I gave birth, she also had a baby and we were alone. No one else was with us in the house; just the two of us were there. read more.
During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him. She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms. When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. That morning, when I looked closely at him I realized that he was not the son I gave birth to." "No," the other woman said. "My son is the living one; your son is the dead one." The first woman said, "No, your son is the dead one; my son is the living one." So they argued before the king. The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.' " The king continued, "Bring me a sword." So they brought the sword to the king. Solomon said, "Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other." The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. "My lord, give her the living baby," she said, "but please don't have him killed!" But the other one said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut [him in two]!" The king responded, "Give the living baby to the first woman, and don't kill him. She is his mother."

Justice » God » Gives wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:11-12

So God said to him, "Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice, I will therefore do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has never been anyone like you before and never will be again.

Justice » Promises to

Isaiah 33:15-16

The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil- he will dwell on the heights; his refuge will be the rocky fortresses, his food provided, his water assured.

Justice » Saints should » Take pleasure in doing

Justice » Exemplified » Josiah

Jeremiah 22:15

Are you a king because you excel in cedar? Your own father, did he not eat and drink? He administered justice and righteousness, then it went well with him.

Justice » To be done » To servants

Justice » The wicked » Scorn

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The amalekites

1 Samuel 15:18

and then sent you on a mission and said: 'Go and completely destroy the sinful Amalekites. Fight against them until you have annihilated them.'

Justice » Who is just

Ezekiel 18:5-9

"Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right: He does not eat at the mountain [shrines] or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or come near a woman during her menstrual impurity. He doesn't oppress anyone but returns his collateral to the debtor. He does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing. read more.
He doesn't lend at interest or for profit but keeps his hand from wrongdoing and carries out true justice between men. He follows My statutes and keeps My ordinances, acting faithfully. Such a person is righteous; he will certainly live." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

Justice » Brings its own reward

Jeremiah 22:15

Are you a king because you excel in cedar? Your own father, did he not eat and drink? He administered justice and righteousness, then it went well with him.

Justice » Saints should » Teach others to do

Justice » Exemplified » samuel

1 Samuel 12:4

"You haven't wronged us, you haven't mistreated us, and you haven't taken anything from anyone's hand," they responded.

Justice » Exemplified » Joseph

Luke 23:50-51

There was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.

Justice » Exemplified » David

Justice » Exemplified » moses

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses became angry and said to the Lord, "Don't respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them."

Justice » God » Sets the highest value on

Proverbs 2:13

[from] those who abandon the right paths to walk in ways of darkness,

Justice » God » Delights in

Justice » Who must be just

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

Justice » Saints should » Receive instruction in

Proverbs 1:3

for receiving wise instruction [in] righteousness, justice, and integrity;

Justice » The wicked » Banish

Isaiah 59:14

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

Justice » Unsparing » The natural branches (the jews)

Romans 11:21

For if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either.

Justice » Unsparing » The egyptians

Exodus 12:29

Now at midnight the Lord struck every firstborn [male] in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon, and every firstborn of the livestock.

Justice » Saints should » Pray for wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Justice » To be done » To the fatherless and widows

Justice » The wicked » Call not for

Isaiah 59:4

No one makes claims justly; no one pleads honestly. They trust in empty and worthless words; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The old world (the antediluvians)

Justice » Unsparing » The angels that sinned

Justice » Unsparing » Sodom and gomorrha

2 Peter 2:6

and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;

Justice » Unsparing » His own son

Justice » Gifts impede

Justice » The wicked » Passover

Justice » The wicked » abhor

Micah 3:9

Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert everything that is right,

Justice » God » Requires

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

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness- his throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

He took up the case of the poor and needy, then it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Topics on Justice

Doubting God's Justice

19;82;2

"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

God, Justice Of

23;61;8

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

No Justice

23;59;11

We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, [but] it is far from us.

Rejoicing Over Justice

19;106;3

How happy are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times.

Social Justice

23;1;17

Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow's cause.

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