We all growl like bears, and mourn greatly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we wait for light, but behold darkness; for brightness, but we walk in gloom.
To turn aside the needy from justice, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Cursed be he that perverts the justice due the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up like hemlock in the furrows of the field.
For they know not to do right, says the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
You who turn justice to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Therefore the law is slacked, and justice does never go forth: for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over justice and the love of God: these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
In his humiliation his justice was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out secretly? nay verily; but let them come themselves and bring us out.