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28 Bible Verses about Justice

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Leviticus 19:15

'Ye do not do perversity in judgment; thou dost not lift up the face of the poor, nor honour the face of the great; in righteousness thou dost judge thy fellow.

Psalm 99:4

And the strength of the king Hath loved judgment, Thou -- Thou hast established uprightness; Judgment and righteousness in Jacob, Thou -- Thou hast done.

Isaiah 61:8

For I am Jehovah, loving judgment, Hating plunder for a burnt-offering, And I have given their wage in truth, And a covenant age-during I make for them.

Luke 18:7

and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night -- bearing long in regard to them?

Isaiah 9:7

To the increase of the princely power, And of peace, there is no end, On the throne of David, and on his kingdom, To establish it, and to support it, In judgment and in righteousness, Henceforth, even unto the age, The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts doth this.

Deuteronomy 16:20

Righteousness -- righteousness thou dost pursue, so that thou livest, and hast possessed the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Job 37:23

The Mighty! we have not found Him out, High in power and judgment, He doth not answer! And abundant in righteousness,

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore doth wait Jehovah to favour you, And therefore He is exalted to pity you, For a God of judgment is Jehovah, O the blessedness of all waiting for Him.

Isaiah 51:4-5

Attend unto Me, O My people, And, O My nation, unto Me give ear. For a law from Me goeth out, And My judgment to the light, Peoples I do cause to rest. Near is My righteousness, Gone out hath My salvation and Mine arms, Peoples they judge, on Me isles do wait, Yea, on Mine arm they do wait with hope.

Psalm 37:8-9

Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil. For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land.

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Justice » Divine

Isaiah 45:21

Declare ye, and bring near, Yea, they take counsel together, Who hath proclaimed this from of old? From that time hath declared it? Is it not I -- Jehovah? And there is no other god besides Me, A God righteous and saving, there is none save Me.

Revelation 15:3

and they sing the song of Moses, servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 'Great and wonderful are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty, righteous and true are Thy ways, O King of saints,

Zephaniah 3:5

Jehovah is righteous in her midst, He doth not do perverseness, Morning by morning His judgment he giveth to the light, It hath not been lacking, And the perverse doth not know shame.

Justice » Examples of human

Acts 25:16

unto whom I answered, that it is not a custom of Romans to make a favour of any man to die, before that he who is accused may have the accusers face to face, and may receive place of defence in regard to the charge laid against him.

2 Kings 14:6

and the sons of those smiting him he hath not put to death, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses that Jehovah commanded, saying, 'Fathers are not put to death for sons, and sons are not put to death for fathers, but each for his own sin is put to death.'

Jeremiah 22:15

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

1 Samuel 30:24

and who doth hearken to you in this thing? for as the portion of him who was brought down into battle, so also is the portion of him who is abiding by the vessels -- alike they share.'

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

Justice » The lord being just

Job 37:23

The Mighty! we have not found Him out, High in power and judgment, He doth not answer! And abundant in righteousness,

Acts 3:13-14

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, did glorify His child Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, he having given judgment to release him, and ye the Holy and Righteous One did deny, and desired a man -- a murderer -- to be granted to you,

Nehemiah 9:32-33

And now, O our God -- God, the great, the mighty, and the fearful, keeping the covenant and the kindness -- let not all the travail that hath found us be little before Thee, for our kings, for our heads, and for our priests, and for our prophets, and for our fathers, and for all Thy people, from the days of the kings of Asshur unto this day; and Thou art righteous concerning all that hath come upon us, for truth Thou hast done, and we have done wickedly;

Zephaniah 3:5

Jehovah is righteous in her midst, He doth not do perverseness, Morning by morning His judgment he giveth to the light, It hath not been lacking, And the perverse doth not know shame.

More verses: Deuteronomy 32:4

Justice » Encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Righteousness -- righteousness thou dost pursue, so that thou livest, and hast possessed the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus said Jehovah: 'Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness, For near is My salvation 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, servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 'Great and wonderful are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty, righteous and true are Thy ways, O King of saints,

John 5:26-30

for, as the Father hath life in himself, so He gave also to the Son to have life in himself, and authority He gave him also to do judgment, because he is Son of Man. 'Wonder not at this, because there doth come an hour in which all those in the tombs shall hear his voice, read more.
and they shall come forth; those who did the good things to a rising again of life, and those who practised the evil things to a rising again of judgment. 'I am not able of myself to do anything; according as I hear I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me.

Justice » Christ, an example of

Jeremiah 23:5

Lo, days are coming -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And I have raised to David a righteous shoot, And a king hath reigned and acted wisely, And done judgment and righteousness in the earth.

Isaiah 11:4

And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.

Psalm 98:9

Before Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth, He judgeth the world in righteousness, And the people in uprightness!

Justice » To be done » In buying and selling

Leviticus 19:36

righteous balances, righteous weights, a righteous ephah, and a righteous hin ye have; I am Jehovah your God, who hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;

Deuteronomy 25:15

Thou hast a stone complete and just, thou hast an ephah complete and just, so that they prolong thy days on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee;

Justice » To be done » In executing judgment

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and authorities thou dost make to thee within all thy gates which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, for thy tribes; and they have judged the people -- a righteous judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, thus said Jehovah: Decide ye judgment at morning, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth as fire, And hath burned, and none is quenching, Because of the evil of your doings.

Justice » Commanded

Deuteronomy 16:20

Righteousness -- righteousness thou dost pursue, so that thou livest, and hast possessed the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus said Jehovah: 'Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness, For near is My salvation to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.'

Justice » Saints should » Always do

Ezekiel 18:8-9

In usury he doth not give, and increase taketh not, From perversity he turneth back his hand, True judgment he doth between man and man. In My statutes he doth walk, And My judgments he hath kept -- to deal truly, Righteous is he, he surely liveth, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Psalm 119:121

Ain. I have done judgment and righteousness, Leave me not to mine oppressors.

Justice » To be done » To the poor

Proverbs 29:14

a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Justice » Specially required in rulers

2 Samuel 23:3

He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Enough to you -- princes of Israel; violence and spoil turn aside, and judgment and righteousness do; lift up your exactions from off My people -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Justice » Doing justice

Isaiah 56:1

Thus said Jehovah: 'Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness, For near is My salvation 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

A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.

Justice » Unsparing » the Canaanites

Deuteronomy 7:23

and Jehovah thy God hath given them before thee, and destroyed them -- a great destruction -- till their destruction;

Justice » God » Displeased with the want of

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If oppression of the poor, and violent taking away of judgment and righteousness thou seest in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for a higher than the high is observing, and high ones are over them.

Justice » Saints should » Study the principles of

Justice » Exemplified » Solomon

1 Kings 3:16-27

then come in do two women, harlots, unto the king, and stand before him, and the one woman saith, 'O, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house, and I bring forth with her, in the house; and it cometh to pass on the third day of my bringing forth, that this woman also bringeth forth, and we are together, there is no stranger with us in the house, save we two, in the house. read more.
And the son of this woman dieth at night, because she hath lain upon it, and she riseth in the middle of the night, and taketh my son from beside me -- and thy handmaid is asleep -- and layeth it in her bosom, and her dead son she hath laid in my bosom; and I rise in the morning to suckle my son, and lo, dead; and I consider concerning it in the morning, and lo, it was not my son whom I did bear.' And the other woman saith, 'Nay, but my son is the living, and thy son the dead;' and this one saith, 'Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.' And they speak before the king. And the king saith, 'This one saith, This is my son, the living, and thy son is the dead; and that one saith, Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.' And the king saith, 'Take for me a sword;' and they bring the sword before the king, and the king saith, 'Cut the living child into two, and give the half to the one, and the half to the other.' And the woman whose son is the living one saith unto the king (for her bowels yearned over her son), yea, she saith, 'O, my lord, give to her the living child, and put it not at all to death;' and this one saith, 'Let it be neither mine or thine -- cut it.' And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.'

Justice » God » Gives wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:11-12

and God saith unto him, 'Because that thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thee many days, nor asked for thee riches, nor asked the life of thine enemies, and hast asked for thee discernment to understand judgment, lo, I have done according to thy words; lo, I have given to thee a heart, wise and understanding, that like thee there hath not been before thee, and after thee there doth not arise like thee;

Justice » Promises to

Isaiah 33:15-16

Whoso is walking righteously, And is speaking uprightly, Kicking against gain of oppressions, Shaking his hands from taking hold on a bribe, Stopping his ear from hearing of blood, And shutting his eyes from looking on evil, He high places doth inhabit, Strongholds of rock are his high tower, His bread hath been given, his waters stedfast.

Justice » Saints should » Take pleasure in doing

Justice » Exemplified » Josiah

Jeremiah 22:15

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

Justice » To be done » To servants

Justice » The wicked » Scorn

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The amalekites

1 Samuel 15:18

and Jehovah sendeth thee in the way, and saith, Go, and thou hast devoted the sinners, the Amalekite, and fought against them till they are consumed;

Justice » Who is just

Ezekiel 18:5-9

And a man, when he is righteous, And hath done judgment and righteousness, On the mountains he hath not eaten, And his eyes he hath not lifted up Unto idols of the house of Israel, And the wife of his neighbour defiled not, And to a separated woman cometh not near, A man -- he doth not oppress, His pledge to the debtor he doth return, Plunder he doth not take away, His bread to the hungry he doth give, And the naked doth cover with a garment, read more.
In usury he doth not give, and increase taketh not, From perversity he turneth back his hand, True judgment he doth between man and man. In My statutes he doth walk, And My judgments he hath kept -- to deal truly, Righteous is he, he surely liveth, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Justice » Brings its own reward

Jeremiah 22:15

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

Justice » Saints should » Teach others to do

Justice » Exemplified » samuel

1 Samuel 12:4

And they say, 'Thou hast not oppressed us, nor hast thou crushed us, nor hast thou taken from the hand of any one anything.'

Justice » Exemplified » Joseph

Luke 23:50-51

And lo, a man, by name Joseph, being a counsellor, a man good and righteous, -- he was not consenting to their counsel and deed -- from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself was expecting the reign of God,

Justice » Exemplified » David

Justice » Exemplified » moses

Numbers 16:15

And it is very displeasing to Moses, and he saith unto Jehovah, 'Turn not Thou unto their present; not one ass from them have I taken, nor have I afflicted one of them.'

Justice » God » Sets the highest value on

Proverbs 2:13

Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,

Justice » God » Delights in

Justice » Who must be just

2 Samuel 23:3

He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.

Justice » Saints should » Receive instruction in

Proverbs 1:3

For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,

Justice » The wicked » Banish

Isaiah 59:14

And removed backward is judgment, And righteousness afar off standeth, For truth hath been feeble in the street, And straightforwardness is not able to enter,

Justice » Unsparing » The natural branches (the jews)

Romans 11:21

for if God the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare thee.

Justice » Unsparing » The egyptians

Exodus 12:29

And it cometh to pass, at midnight, that Jehovah hath smitten every first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who is sitting on his throne, unto the first-born of the captive who is in the prison-house, and every first-born of beasts.

Justice » Saints should » Pray for wisdom to execute

1 Kings 3:9

and Thou hast given to Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, to discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this Thy great people?'

Justice » To be done » To the fatherless and widows

Justice » The wicked » Call not for

Isaiah 59:4

There is none calling in righteousness, And there is none pleading in faithfulness, Trusting on emptiness, and speaking falsehood, Conceiving perverseness, and bearing iniquity.

Justice » Unsparing » The old world (the antediluvians)

Justice » Unsparing » The angels that sinned

Justice » Unsparing » Sodom and gomorrha

2 Peter 2:6

and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah having turned to ashes, with an overthrow did condemn, an example to those about to be impious having set them;

Justice » Unsparing » His own son

Justice » Gifts impede

Justice » The wicked » Passover

Justice » The wicked » abhor

Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, heads of the house of Jacob, And ye judges of the house of Israel, Who are making judgment abominable, And all uprightness do pervert.

Justice » God » Requires

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

Proverbs 29:14

a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

Jeremiah 22:16

He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.

Topics on Justice

God, Justice Of

Isaiah 61:8

For I am Jehovah, loving judgment, Hating plunder for a burnt-offering, And I have given their wage in truth, And a covenant age-during I make for them.

Justice, In Believers' Lives

Romans 2:14-15

For, when nations that have not a law, by nature may do the things of the law, these not having a law -- to themselves are a law;

No Justice

Isaiah 59:11

We make a noise as bears -- all of us, And as doves we coo sorely; We wait for judgment, and there is none, For salvation -- it hath been far from us.