'Judgment' in the Bible
“Therefore tell the Israelites: I am Yahweh, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egyptians and free you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment.
Pharaoh will not listen to you, but I will put My hand on Egypt and bring the divisions of My people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
“You must not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying every firstborn male the Lord had struck down among them, for the Lord had executed judgment against their gods.
Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.
“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.
when I sharpen My flashing sword,and My hand takes hold of judgment,I will take vengeance on My adversariesand repay those who hate Me.
It was her custom to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her for judgment.
Look, all of you are Israelites. Give your judgment and verdict here and now.”
I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has pronounced judgment on me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God’s wisdom was in him to carry out justice.
He made the Hall of the Throne where he would judge—the Hall of Judgment. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.
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.
“If disaster comes on us—sword or judgment, pestilence or famine—we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your name is in this temple. We will cry out to You because of our distress, and You will hear and deliver.”
So when Jehu executed judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the rulers of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s brothers who were serving Ahaziah, and he killed them.
Although the Aramean army came with only a few men, the Lord handed over a vast army to them because the people of Judah had abandoned Yahweh, the God of their ancestors. So they executed judgment on Joash.
Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
He deprives trusted advisers of speechand takes away the elders’ good judgment.
Do You really take notice of one like this?Will You bring me into judgment against You?
then be afraid of the sword,because wrath brings punishment by the sword,so that you may know there is a judgment.
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment?Why do those who know Him never see His days?
Yet now you are obsessed with the judgment due the wicked;judgment and justice have seized you.
Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment,and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.
Rise up, Lord, in Your anger;lift Yourself up against the fury of my adversaries;awake for me;You have ordained a judgment.
But the Lord sits enthroned forever;He has established His throne for judgment.
He judges the world with righteousness;He executes judgment on the nations with fairness.
From heaven You pronounced judgment.The earth feared and grew quiet
For this is a statute for Israel,a judgment of the God of Jacob.
Teach me good judgment and discernment,for I rely on Your commands.
How many days must Your servant wait?When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?
There, thrones for judgment are placed,thrones of the house of David.
Do not bring Your servant into judgment,for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.
carrying out the judgment decreed against them.This honor is for all His godly people.Hallelujah!
God’s verdict is on the lips of a king;his mouth should not give an unfair judgment.
One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires;he rebels against all sound judgment.
These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment.
I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.
Rejoice, young man, while you are young,and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth.And walk in the ways of your heartand in the sight of your eyes;but know that for all of these things God will bring you to judgment.
For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.
when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning.
On that day the Lord with His harsh, great, and strong sword, will bring judgment on Leviathan, the fleeing serpent—Leviathan, the twisting serpent. He will slay the monster that is in the sea.
a spirit of justiceto the one who sits in judgment,and strengthto those who turn back the battle at the gate.
The scoundrel’s weapons are destructive;he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies,even when the poor says what is right.
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;and who considered His fate?For He was cut off from the land of the living;He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
For the Lord will execute judgmenton all flesh with His fiery sword,and many will be slain by the Lord.
“I will ordain four kinds of judgment for them”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.
The tumult reaches to the ends of the earthbecause the Lord brings a case against the nations.He enters into judgment with all flesh.As for the wicked, He hands them over to the sword—this is the Lord’s declaration.
“Judgment has come to the land of the plateau—to Holon, Jahzah, Mephaath,
Yet, I will restore the fortunes of Moab in the last days.This is the Lord’s declaration.The judgment on Moab ends here.
We tried to heal Babylon,but she could not be healed.Abandon her!Let each of us go to his own land,for her judgment extends to the skyand reaches as far as the clouds.
I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there for the treachery he committed against Me.
“Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain the detestable practices of their fathers to them.
I will lead you into the wilderness of the peoples and enter into judgment with you there face to face.
Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
A ruin, a ruin,I will make it a ruin!Yet this will not happenuntil He comes;I have given the judgment to Him.
“As for you, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her detestable practices to her.
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood within her walls so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled!
You are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your judgment days near and have come to your years of punishment. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands.
They exposed her nakedness, seized her sons and daughters, and killed her with the sword. Since they executed judgment against her, she became notorious among women.
They will come against you with an alliance of nations and with weapons, chariots, and wagons. They will set themselves against you on every side with shields, bucklers, and helmets. I will delegate judgment to them, and they will judge you by their own standards.
Then the Lord said to me: “Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare their detestable practices to them.
I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.
“I will display My glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the judgment I have executed and the hand I have laid on them.
until the Ancient of Days arrived and a judgment was given in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, for the time had come, and the holy ones took possession of the kingdom.
The same judgment will happento both people and priests.I will punish them for their waysand repay them for their deeds.
Hear this, priests!Pay attention, house of Israel!Listen, royal house!For the judgment applies to youbecause you have been a snare at Mizpahand a net spread out on Tabor.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,for he is determined to follow what is worthless.
This is why I have used the prophetsto cut them down;I have killed them with the words of My mouth.My judgment strikes like lightning.
I will gather all the nationsand take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.I will enter into judgment with them therebecause of My people, My inheritance Israel.The nations have scattered the Israelitesin foreign countriesand divided up My land.
The Lord God showed me this: The Lord God was calling for a judgment by fire. It consumed the great deep and devoured the land.
Are You not from eternity, Yahweh my God?My Holy One, You will not die.Lord, You appointed them to execute judgment;my Rock, You destined them to punish us.
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
“You have heard that it was said to our ancestors, Do not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment.
But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire.
For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation; and look—something greater than Jonah is here!
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look—something greater than Solomon is here!
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and look—something greater than Solomon is here!
The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation, and look—something greater than Jonah is here!
“This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
“I assure you: Anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.
And He has granted Him the right to pass judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
and come out—those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.
“I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment.”
And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me judge together.
Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind.”
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment:
and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
Therefore, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those among the Gentiles who turn to God,
Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”
When I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews presented their case and asked for a judgment against him.
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