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28 Bible Verses about Justice

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Psalm 99:4

The king's strength is that he loves judgment; thou dost establish equity; thou dost execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 61:8

For I the LORD love that which is right, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will confirm your work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Isaiah 9:7

The multitude of his dominion and the peace shall have no end upon the throne of David and upon his Kingdom, ordering it and confirming it in judgment and in righteousness from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of the hosts will perform this.

Deuteronomy 16:20

Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Job 37:23

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.

Isaiah 51:4-5

Hearken unto me, my people, and give ear unto me, O my nation: for the law shall proceed from me, and I will uncover my judgment for a light of the peoples. My righteousness is near; my saving health is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me; and on my arm shall they place their hope.

Psalm 37:8-9

He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

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Justice » Divine

Isaiah 45:21

Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together; who caused this to be heard from the beginning and has declared it from that time, except me, the LORD? and there is no God beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is no one besides me.

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Zephaniah 3:5

The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: each morning he shall bring his judgment to light; he never fails; but the unjust know no shame.

Justice » Examples of human

Acts 25:16

To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before the one who is accused is face to face with his accusers and is given license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

2 Kings 14:6

But the sons of those who had slain him he slew not; according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but each one shall die for their own sin.

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou dost enclose thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink and do judgment and righteousness, and then it was well with him?

1 Samuel 30:24

For who will hearken unto you in this matter? For as his part is that goes down to the battle, so shall his part be that remains by the stuff; they shall part alike.

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

Justice » The lord being just

Job 37:23

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

Acts 3:13-14

The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus, whom ye delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he had judged to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you

Nehemiah 9:32-33

Now, therefore, our God, the great, mighty, and terrible God, who keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that has come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, on our priests, on our prophets, on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day. Howbeit thou art just in all that has come upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly;

Zephaniah 3:5

The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: each morning he shall bring his judgment to light; he never fails; but the unjust know no shame.

More verses: Deuteronomy 32:4

Justice » Encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Justice » What is just

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

John 5:26-30

For as the Father has life in himself, so has he given to the Son to have life in himself and has also given him power and authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this, for an hour shall come when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, read more.
and those that have done good shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but those that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment. I can of my own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.

Justice » Christ, an example of

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Psalm 98:9

before the LORD; for he has come to judge the earth; with righteousness he shall judge the world 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 your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have, that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Justice » To be done » In executing judgment

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment early and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor lest my fury go forth like fire, and burn so that no one can quench it because of the evil of your doings.

Justice » Commanded

Deuteronomy 16:20

Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested.

Justice » Saints should » Always do

Ezekiel 18:8-9

neither lends at interest, neither takes any increase, withdraws his hand from iniquity, executes true judgment between man and man, walks in my statutes, and keeps my rights, to do according to the truth: he is just; he shall surely live, said the Lord GOD.

Psalm 119:121

AIN. I have complied with judgment and righteousness; do not leave me to my oppressors.

Justice » To be done » To the poor

Proverbs 29:14

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and destitute.

Justice » Specially required in rulers

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel, remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and righteousness, take away your exactions from my people, said the Lord GOD.

Justice » Doing justice

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested.

Justice » False balances/divers weights

Justice » Just weights

Justice » The wicked » Afflict those who act with

Job 12:4

He who invokes God and he answers him is mocked by his friend; the just and perfect man is laughed to scorn.

Justice » Unsparing » the Canaanites

Deuteronomy 7:23

But the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction until they are destroyed.

Justice » God » Displeased with the want of

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Justice » Saints should » Study the principles of

Justice » Exemplified » Solomon

1 Kings 3:16-27

In that season two women, that were harlots, came unto the king and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell 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; there was no stranger with us in the house, except the two of us in the house. read more.
And this woman's child died in the night because she lay on top of him. 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 child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead; but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I had given birth to. And the other woman said, No, but my son is alive, and thy son is dead. And this one said, No, but thy son is dead, and my son is alive. Thus they spoke before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that is alive, and thy son is dead. And the other saith, No; but thy son is dead, and my son is alive. 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 the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, for she is its mother.

Justice » God » Gives wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:11-12

And God said unto 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 understanding to hear judgment, behold, I have done according to thy words: behold, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Justice » Promises to

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walks in righteousness, he that speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of violence, he that shakes his hands from receiving bribes; he that stops his ears to not hear of blood; he who shuts his eyes to not see evil; he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Justice » Saints should » Take pleasure in doing

Justice » Exemplified » Josiah

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou dost enclose thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink and do judgment and righteousness, and then it was well with him?

Justice » To be done » To servants

Justice » The wicked » Scorn

Proverbs 19:28

A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The amalekites

1 Samuel 15:18

And the LORD sent thee on a journey and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners of Amalek and fight against them until they are consumed.

Justice » Who is just

Ezekiel 18:5-9

But if a man is just and does judgment and righteousness, that he does not eat upon the mountains, neither lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither defile his neighbour's wife, neither come near to the menstruous woman, neither oppress any, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, gives his bread to the hungry, and covers the naked with a garment, read more.
neither lends at interest, neither takes any increase, withdraws his hand from iniquity, executes true judgment between man and man, walks in my statutes, and keeps my rights, to do according to the truth: he is just; he shall surely live, said the Lord GOD.

Justice » Brings its own reward

Jeremiah 22:15

Shalt thou reign, because thou dost enclose thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink and do judgment and righteousness, and 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 nor oppressed us; neither hast thou taken anything of any man's hand.

Justice » Exemplified » Joseph

Luke 23:50-51

And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a senator; and he was a good man and just (the same had not consented in the counsel nor in their deeds); he was of Arimathaea, a city of Judea, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

Justice » Exemplified » David

Justice » Exemplified » moses

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses was very angry and said unto the LORD, Look not thou upon their offering; I have not taken so much as one ass from them, neither have I done evil to any of them.

Justice » God » Sets the highest value on

Proverbs 2:13

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 dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Justice » Saints should » Receive instruction in

Proverbs 1:3

to receive the chastening of prudence, justice, judgment, and equity;

Justice » The wicked » Banish

Isaiah 59:14

and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.

Justice » Unsparing » The natural branches (the jews)

Romans 11:21

that if God did not forgive the natural branches, neither shall he forgive thee.

Justice » Unsparing » The egyptians

Exodus 12:29

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

Justice » Saints should » Pray for wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:9

Give, therefore, thy slave a hearing heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this thy so great a people?

Justice » To be done » To the fatherless and widows

Justice » The wicked » Call not for

Isaiah 59:4

No one calls for righteousness, nor do any judge by the truth; they trust in vanity, and speak vanities; they conceive trouble 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 if he condemned by destruction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha, turning them into ashes, making them an example unto those that after should live without fear and reverence of God;

Justice » Unsparing » His own son

Justice » Gifts impede

Justice » The wicked » Passover

Justice » The wicked » abhor

Micah 3:9

Now hear this, ye heads of the house of Jacob and captains 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

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

Topics on Justice

God, Justice Of

Isaiah 61:8

For I the LORD love that which is right, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will confirm your work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Justice, In Believers' Lives

Romans 2:14-15

for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature that which is of the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves;

No Justice

Isaiah 59:11

We all roar like bears and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for saving health, but it has withdrawn from us.