'Judges' in the Bible
his master is to bring him to the judges and then bring him to the door or doorpost. His master must pierce his ear with an awl, and he will serve his master for life.
If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must present himself to the judges to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor’s property.
In any case of wrongdoing involving an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or anything else lost, and someone claims, ‘That’s mine,’ the case between the two parties is to come before the judges. The one the judges condemn must repay double to his neighbor.
So Moses told Israel’s judges, “Kill each of the men who aligned themselves with Baal of Peor.”
I commanded your judges at that time: Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge rightly between a man and his brother or a foreign resident.
“Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.
the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and judges in authority at that time.
The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,
your elders and judges must come out and measure the distance from the victim to the nearby cities.
“If there is a dispute between men, they are to go to court, and the judges will hear their case. They will clear the innocent and condemn the guilty.
All Israel, foreigner and citizen alike, with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on either side of the ark of the Lord’s covenant facing the Levitical priests who carried it. As Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded earlier, half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half in front of Mount Ebal, to bless the people of Israel.
So Joshua summoned all Israel, including its elders, leaders, judges, and officers, and said to them, “I am old, getting on in years,
Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem and summoned Israel’s elders, leaders, judges, and officers, and they presented themselves before God.
The Lord raised up judges, who saved them from the power of their marauders,
but they did not listen to their judges. Instead, they prostituted themselves with other gods, bowing down to them. They quickly turned from the way of their fathers, who had walked in obedience to the Lord’s commands. They did not do as their fathers did.
During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while.
His firstborn son’s name was Joel and his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beer-sheba.
ever since the day I ordered judges to be over My people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies.“‘The Lord declares to you: The Lord Himself will make a house for you.
No such Passover had ever been kept from the time of the judges who judged Israel through the entire time of the kings of Israel and Judah.
In all My travels throughout Israel, have I ever spoken a word to even one of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, asking: Why haven’t you built Me a house of cedar?’
ever since the day I ordered judges to be over My people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies.“‘Furthermore, I declare to you that the Lord Himself will build a house for you.
“Of these,” David said, “24,000 are to be in charge of the work on the Lord’s temple, 6,000 are to be officers and judges,
From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had the outside duties as officers and judges over Israel.
Then Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges, and to every leader in all Israel—the heads of the families.
He appointed judges in all the fortified cities of the land of Judah, city by city.
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.
From Rehum the chief deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues—the judges and magistrates from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, Babylon, Susa (that is, the people of Elam),
And you, Ezra, according to God’s wisdom that you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to judge all the people in the region west of the Euphrates who know the laws of your God and to teach anyone who does not know them.
Let our leaders represent the entire assembly. Then let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each town, in order to avert the fierce anger of our God concerning this matter.”
The earth is handed over to the wicked;He blindfolds its judges.If it isn’t He, then who is it?
He leads counselors away barefootand makes judges go mad.
Can anyone teach God knowledge,since He judges the exalted ones?
For He judges the nations with these;He gives food in abundance.
So now, kings, be wise;receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
The Lord judges the peoples;vindicate me, Lord,according to my righteousness and my integrity.
He judges the world with righteousness;He executes judgment on the nations with fairness.
Then people will say,“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!There is a God who judges on earth!”
A psalm of Asaph.God has taken His place in the divine assembly;He judges among the gods:
Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns.The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken.He judges the peoples fairly.”
kings of the earth and all peoples,princes and all judges of the earth,
by me, princes lead,as do nobles and all righteous judges.
A king who judges the poor with fairness—his throne will be established forever.
I will restore your judges to what they once were,and your advisers to their former state.Afterward you will be called the Righteous City,a Faithful City.”
He reduces princes to nothingand makes judges of the earth irrational.
But, Lord of Hosts, who judges righteously,who tests heart and mind,let me see Your vengeance on them,for I have presented my case to You.
“In a dispute, they will officiate as judges and decide the case according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed festivals, and keep My Sabbaths holy.
King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the statue the king had set up. Then they stood before the statue Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
The princes within her are roaring lions;her judges are wolves of the night,which leave nothing for the morning.
And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, who is it your sons drive them out by? For this reason they will be your judges.
And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, who is it your sonsdrive them out by? For this reason they will be your judges.
The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges.
This all took about 450 years. After this, He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.
Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment?
on the day when God judges what people have kept secret, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.
But God judges outsiders. Put away the evil person from among yourselves.
haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
Don’t criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your temporary residence.
when He was reviled,He did not revile in return;when He was suffering,He did not threatenbut entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.
For this reason her plagues will come in one day—death and grief and famine.She will be burned up with fire,because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.
Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness.