Righteous, The

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Proverbs 20:7

The one who lives with integrity is righteous;
his children who come after him will be happy.

Proverbs 15:28

The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.

Proverbs 21:25-26

A slacker’s craving will kill him
because his hands refuse to work. He is filled with craving all day long,
but the righteous give and don’t hold back.

Matthew 25:31-40

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angelswith Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nationswill be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on the left.read more.
Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry
and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me;
I was sick and you took care of Me;
I was in prison and you visited Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?’ “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

Psalm 146:8

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.
The Lord loves the righteous.

Genesis 18:20-32

Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is immense, and their sin is extremely serious. I will go down to see if what they have done justifies the cry that has come up to Me. If not, I will find out.” The men turned from there and went toward Sodom while Abraham remained standing before the Lord.read more.
Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it? You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” The Lord said, “If I find 50 righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” Then Abraham answered, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord—even though I am dust and ashes— suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?”He replied, “I will not destroy it if I find 45 there.” Then he spoke to Him again, “Suppose 40 are found there?”He answered, “I will not do it on account of 40.” Then he said, “Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?”He answered, “I will not do it if I find 30 there.” Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?”He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of 20.” Then he said, “Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?”He answered, “I will not destroy it on account of 10.”

Psalm 1:5-6

Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment,
and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Psalm 37:16-17

The little that the righteous man has is better
than the abundance of many wicked people. For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord supports the righteous.

Proverbs 10:29

The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable,
but destruction awaits the malicious.

Proverbs 11:8

The righteous one is rescued from trouble;
in his place, the wicked one goes in.

Proverbs 10:3

The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,
but He denies the wicked what they crave.

Proverbs 13:25

A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.

Psalm 5:12

For You, Lord, bless the righteous one;
You surround him with favor like a shield.

Job 36:7

He does not remove His gaze from the righteous,
but He seats them forever with enthroned kings,
and they are exalted.

Proverbs 3:33

The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked,
but He blesses the home of the righteous;

Proverbs 10:6-7

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.

Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
and delivers them from all their troubles.

Hebrews 10:38

But My righteous onewill live by faith;
and if he draws back,
I have no pleasure in him.

Proverbs 12:3

Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable.

Proverbs 10:30

The righteous will never be shaken,
but the wicked will not remain on the earth.

Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown and perish,
but the house of the righteous will stand.

Ezekiel 18:24

But when a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, committing the same detestable acts that the wicked do, will he live? None of the righteous acts he did will be remembered. He will die because of the treachery he has engaged in and the sin he has committed.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Psalm 125:3

The scepter of the wicked will not remain
over the land allotted to the righteous,
so that the righteous will not apply their hands to injustice.

Ezekiel 3:20

Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 33:12-13

“Now, son of man, say to your people: The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him on the day of his transgression; neither will the wickedness of the wicked person cause him to stumble on the day he turns from his wickedness. The righteous person won’t be able to survive by his righteousness on the day he sins. When I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, but he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteousness will be remembered, and he will die because of the iniquity he has committed.

Psalm 37:12-13

The wicked person schemes against the righteous
and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs at him
because He sees that his day is coming.

Psalm 31:17-18

Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You.
Let the wicked be disgraced;
let them be silent in Sheol. Let lying lips be quieted;
they speak arrogantly against the righteous
with pride and contempt.

Lamentations 4:11-13

?KafThe Lord has exhausted His wrath,
poured out His burning anger;
He has ignited a fire in Zion,
and it has consumed her foundations. ?LamedThe kings of the earth
and all the world’s inhabitants did not believe
that an enemy or adversary
could enter Jerusalem’s gates. ?MemYet it happened because of the sins of her prophets
and the guilt of her priests,
who shed the blood of the righteous
within her.

Amos 2:6-7

The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Israel
for three crimes, even four,
because they sell a righteous person for silver
and a needy person for a pair of sandals. They trample the heads of the poor
on the dust of the ground
and block the path of the needy.
A man and his father have sexual relations
with the same girl,
profaning My holy name.

Habakkuk 1:4

This is why the law is ineffective
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict the righteous;
therefore, justice comes out perverted.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it permanently.

Psalm 58:10-11

The righteous one will rejoice
when he sees the retribution;
he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. Then people will say,
“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!
There is a God who judges on earth!”

Psalm 92:12-15

The righteous thrive like a palm tree
and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord,
they thrive in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age,
healthy and green,read more.
to declare: “The Lord is just;
He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous turns out well,
but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.

Proverbs 13:21-22

Disaster pursues sinners,
but good rewards the righteous. A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 15:6

The house of the righteous has great wealth,
but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

Isaiah 3:10

Tell the righteous that it will go well for them,
for they will eat the fruit of their labor.

Luke 14:12-14

He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid. On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Psalm 17:14-15

With Your hand, Lord, save me from men,
from men of the world
whose portion is in this life:
You fill their bellies with what You have in store;
their sons are satisfied,
and they leave their surplus to their children. But I will see Your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Malachi 3:17-18

“They will be Mine,” says the Lord of Hosts, “a special possession on the day I am preparing. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him. So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

Acts 24:14-16

But I confess this to you: I worship my fathers’ God according to the Way, which they call a sect, believing all the things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets. And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous. I always do my best to have a clear conscience toward God and men.

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Job 36:7

He does not remove His gaze from the righteous,
but He seats them forever with enthroned kings,
and they are exalted.

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