I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering.
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form. For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of Yahweh, who spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.
Wealth and riches are in his house. His righteousness endures forever.
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
2 Corinthians 9:9
As it is written, "He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor. His righteousness remains forever."
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
Then the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was kindled against Job. His wrath was kindled because he justified himself rather than God.
Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard.
"Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don't fear the reproach of men, neither be dismayed at their insults.
Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea:
Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
You also, bear you your own shame, in that you have given judgment for your sisters; through your sins that you have committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous that you: yes, be also confounded, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.
Neither has Samaria committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all your abominations which you have done.
The soul who sins, he shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.
You, son of man, tell the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his disobedience; and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall he who is righteous be able to live thereby in the day that he sins.
My God, turn your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and see our desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do not present our petitions before you for our righteousness, but for your great mercies' sake.
They are feared and dreaded. Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness.
but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;