The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord.
in the valley of decision!
For the Day of the Lord is near
in the valley of decision.
Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.
The reflections of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
When you make a decision, it will be carried out,
and light will shine on your ways.
2 Chronicles 19:6
Then he said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the matter of judgment.
His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
by what He sees with His eyes,
He will not execute justice
by what He hears with His ears,
Plans fail when there is no counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.
Let my vindication come from You,
for You see what is right.
“You are to make an embroidered breastpiece for making decisions. Make it with the same workmanship as the ephod; make it of gold, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and of finely spun linen.
They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”
2 Samuel 24:12
“Go and say to David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am offering you three choices. Choose one of them, and I will do it to you.’”
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?”
He will judge Your people with righteousness
and Your afflicted ones with justice.
a spirit of justice
to the one who sits in judgment,
to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of His heart from generation to generation.
Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,
her priests teach for payment,
and her prophets practice divination for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,
“Isn’t the Lord among us?
No disaster will overtake us.”
The one who trusts in himself is a fool,
but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.
It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly
and later to reconsider his vows.
they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.
2 Samuel 24:14
David answered Gad, “I have great anxiety. Please, let us fall into the Lord’s hands because His mercies are great, but don’t let me fall into human hands.”
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.
2 Thessalonians 1:5
It is a clear evidence of God’s righteous judgment that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,
A man’s own foolishness leads him astray,
yet his heart rages against the Lord.
And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me judge together.
A man’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord determines his steps.
Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
It is not good to show partiality to the guilty
by perverting the justice due the innocent.
And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.
Even zeal is not good without knowledge,
and the one who acts hastily sins.
who were born,
not of blood,
or of the will of the flesh,
or of the will of man,
but of God.
It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law;
2 Chronicles 1:11
God said to Solomon, “Since this was in your heart, and you have not requested riches, wealth, or glory, or for the life of those who hate you, and you have not even requested long life, but you have requested for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king,
Many seek a ruler’s favor,
but a man receives justice from the Lord.
Oh, the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments
and untraceable His ways!
Discretion will watch over you,
and understanding will guard you,
They put him in custody until the Lord’s decision could be made clear to them.
These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.
For you will spread out to the right and to the left,
and your descendants will dispossess nations
and inhabit the desolate cities.
I praise You seven times a day
for Your righteous judgments.
It is not only the old who are wise
or the elderly who understand how to judge.
They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
For they have conspired with one mind;
they form an alliance against You—
“You must not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
For every activity there is a right time and procedure, even though man’s troubles are heavy on him.
I have chosen the way of truth;
I have set Your ordinances before me.
1 Kings 3:25
Solomon said, “Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other.”
So now, correct your ways and deeds and obey the voice of the Lord your God so that He might relent concerning the disaster that He warned about.