66 Bible Verses about Righteous, The
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The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him.
Evil men borrow, but do not repay their debt, but the godly show compassion and are generous.
The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.
The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves greedily, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate people one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his 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 food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was naked and you gave me clothing, 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 invite you in, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
The Lord gives sight to the blind. The Lord lifts up all who are bent over. The Lord loves the godly.
So the Lord said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so blatant that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know." The two men turned and headed toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord.read more.
Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked? What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty godly people who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?" So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes), what if there are five less than the fifty godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?" He replied, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty." Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty." Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."
The name of the Lord is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.
For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment, nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly. Certainly the Lord guards the way of the godly, but the way of the wicked ends in destruction.
The little bit that a godly man owns is better than the wealth of many evil men, for evil men will lose their power, but the Lord sustains the godly.
Throw your burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the godly to be upended.
The way of the Lord is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.
The righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked turns up in his stead.
The righteous do not encounter any harm, but the wicked are filled with calamity.
The Lord satisfies the appetite of the righteous, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
I was once young, now I am old. I have never seen a godly man abandoned, or his children forced to search for food.
The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.
Certainly you reward the godly, Lord. Like a shield you protect them in your good favor.
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; but with kings on the throne he seats the righteous and exalts them forever.
The Lord's curse is on the household of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence. The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the reputation of the wicked will rot.
For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But the Lord's face is against those who do evil.
The godly cry out and the Lord hears; he saves them from all their troubles.
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.
For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, "The righteous by faith will live."
Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith.
But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.
No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.
The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not inhabit the land.
The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the righteous household will stand.
The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.
"But if a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and practices wrongdoing according to all the abominable practices the wicked carry out, will he live? All his righteous acts will not be remembered; because of the unfaithful acts he has done and the sin he has committed, he will die.
"You must not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and subverts the words of the righteous.
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
Indeed, the scepter of a wicked king will not settle upon the allotted land of the godly. Otherwise the godly might do what is wrong.
"When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I set an obstacle before him, he will die. If you have not warned him, he will die for his sin. The righteous deeds he performed will not be considered, but I will hold you accountable for his death.
"And you, son of man, say to your people, 'The righteousness of the righteous will not deliver him if he rebels. As for the wicked, his wickedness will not make him stumble if he turns from it. The righteous will not be able to live by his righteousness if he sins.' Suppose I tell the righteous that he will certainly live, but he becomes confident in his righteousness and commits iniquity. None of his righteous deeds will be remembered; because of the iniquity he has committed he will die.
Evil men plot against the godly and viciously attack them. The Lord laughs in disgust at them, for he knows that their day is coming.
O Lord, do not let me be humiliated, for I call out to you! May evil men be humiliated! May they go wailing to the grave! May lying lips be silenced -- lips that speak defiantly against the innocent with arrogance and contempt!
They conspire against the blameless, and condemn to death the innocent.
(Kaf) The Lord fully vented his wrath; he poured out his fierce anger. He started a fire in Zion; it consumed her foundations. (Lamed) Neither the kings of the earth nor the people of the lands ever thought that enemy or foe would enter the gates of Jerusalem. (Mem) But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who poured out in her midst the blood of the righteous.
This is what the Lord says: "Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They sold the innocent for silver, the needy for a pair of sandals. They trample on the dirt-covered heads of the poor; they push the destitute away. A man and his father go to the same girl; in this way they show disrespect for my moral purity.
Certainly I am aware of your many rebellious acts and your numerous sins. You torment the innocent, you take bribes, and you deny justice to the needy at the city gate.
For this reason the law lacks power, and justice is never carried out. Indeed, the wicked intimidate the innocent. For this reason justice is perverted.
so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
The reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment.
The godly will possess the land and will dwell in it permanently.
The godly will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then observers will say, "Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!"
The godly grow like a palm tree; they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the Lord's house, they grow in the courts of our God. They bear fruit even when they are old; they are filled with vitality and have many leaves.read more.
So they proclaim that the Lord, my protector, is just and never unfair.
What the righteous desire leads only to good, but what the wicked hope for leads to wrath.
Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous. A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
In the house of the righteous is abundant wealth, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.
The godly perish, but no one cares. Honest people disappear, when no one minds that the godly disappear because of evil.
The Lord values the lives of his faithful followers.
The wicked will be thrown down in his trouble, but the righteous have refuge even in the threat of death.
He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you host a dinner or a banquet, don't invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors so you can be invited by them in return and get repaid. But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring. As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face; when I awake you will reveal yourself to me.
"They will belong to me," says the Lord who rules over all, "in the day when I prepare my own special property. I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you will see that I make a distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not.
But I confess this to you, that I worship the God of our ancestors according to the Way (which they call a sect), believing everything that is according to the law and that is written in the prophets. I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. This is the reason I do my best to always have a clear conscience toward God and toward people.
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He does not take his eyes off the righteous; but with kings on the throne he seats the righteous and exalts them forever.