'Judgment' in the Bible
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.”
“You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it.
Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment over his heart when he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.
You shall put in the breastpiece of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the Lord; and Aaron shall carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the Lord continually.
‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the Lord. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation.”
You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’
“You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
He shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the manslayer shall return to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.’”
She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.
While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone.” And the king of Israel said to him, “So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it.”
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 when you render judgment.
In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers’ households of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord and to judge disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’
It came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them.
Indeed the army of the Arameans came with a small number of men; yet the Lord delivered a very great army into their hands, because they had forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers. Thus they executed judgment on Joash.
Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment.”
“You also open Your eyes on himAnd bring him into judgment with Yourself.
“Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves,For wrath brings the punishment of the sword,So that you may know there is judgment.”
“Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you,That He enters into judgment against you?
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment,For I would have denied God above.
“For He does not need to consider a man further,That he should go before God in judgment.
“But you were full of judgment on the wicked;Judgment and justice take hold of you.
“Will you really annul My judgment?Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.
But the Lord abides forever;He has established His throne for judgment,
And He will judge the world in righteousness;He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
The Lord has made Himself known;He has executed judgment.In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.
Let my judgment come forth from Your presence;Let Your eyes look with equity.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the lightAnd your judgment as the noonday.
You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;The earth feared and was still
When God arose to judgment,To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
For judgment will again be righteous,And all the upright in heart will follow it.
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends;He will maintain his cause in judgment.
How many are the days of Your servant?When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
For there thrones were set for judgment,The thrones of the house of David.
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
To execute on them the judgment written;This is an honor for all His godly ones.Praise the Lord!
A divine decision is in the lips of the king;His mouth should not err in judgment.
To show partiality to the wicked is not good,Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
These also are sayings of the wise.To show partiality in judgment is not good.
For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people,“It is you who have devoured the vineyard;The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,
But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment,And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment,A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink:The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink,They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink;They reel while having visions,They totter when rendering judgment.
For My sword is satiated in heaven,Behold it shall descend for judgment upon EdomAnd upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.
“Coastlands, listen to Me in silence,And let the peoples gain new strength;Let them come forward, then let them speak;Let us come together for judgment.
By oppression and judgment He was taken away;And as for His generation, who consideredThat He was cut off out of the land of the livingFor the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
For the Lord will execute judgment by fireAnd by His sword on all flesh,And those slain by the Lord will be many.
Yet you said, ‘I am innocent;Surely His anger is turned away from me.’Behold, I will enter into judgment with youBecause you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
‘A clamor has come to the end of the earth,Because the Lord has a controversy with the nations.He is entering into judgment with all flesh;As for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,’ declares the Lord.”
“Judgment has also come upon the plain, upon Holon, Jahzah and against Mephaath,
“Yet I will restore the fortunes of MoabIn the latter days,” declares the Lord.Thus far the judgment on Moab.
We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed;Forsake her and let us each go to his own country,For her judgment has reached to heavenAnd towers up to the very skies.
Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.
I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. Then I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there regarding the unfaithful act which he has committed against Me.
and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.
As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you,” declares the Lord God.
They will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.
But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.
With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.
“And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them.
until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.
But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.
Hear this, O priests!Give heed, O house of Israel!Listen, O house of the king!For the judgment applies to you,For you have been a snare at MizpahAnd a net spread out on Tabor.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,Because he was determined to follow man’s command.
They speak mere words,With worthless oaths they make covenants;And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
I will gather all the nationsAnd bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat.Then I will enter into judgment with them thereOn behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel,Whom they have scattered among the nations;And they have divided up My land.
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe,Her priests instruct for a priceAnd her prophets divine for money.Yet they lean on the Lord saying,“Is not the Lord in our midst?Calamity will not come upon us.”
These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.
Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.”
But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.”
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
The Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation at the judgment and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
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