'Justice' in the Bible
You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you bear witness at a trial so as to side with a multitude to pervert justice.
You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.
No one doomed to death [under the claim of divine justice], who is to be completely destroyed from among men, shall be ransomed [from suffering the death penalty]; he shall surely be put to death.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.
You shall surely restore to him the pledge at sunset, that he may sleep in his garment and bless you; and it shall be credited to you as righteousness (rightness and justice) before the Lord your God.
You shall not pervert the justice due the stranger or the sojourner or the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge.
Cursed is he who perverts the justice due to the sojourner or the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. All the people shall say, Amen.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.
His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
So David reigned over all Israel, and executed justice and righteousness for all his people.
Absalom added, Oh, that I were judge in the land! Then every man with any suit or cause might come to me and I would do him justice!
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had made, and they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.
Blessed be the Lord your God, Who delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, He made you king to execute justice and righteousness.
So David reigned over all Israel and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
Blessed be the Lord your God, Who delighted in you and set you on His throne to be king for the Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
His children are far from safety; [involved in their father's ruin] they are crushed in the [court of justice in the city's] gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
If I speak of strength, behold, He is mighty! And if of justice, Who, says He, will summon Me?
The earth is given into the hands of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges [so that they are blinded to justice]. If it is not [God], who then is it [responsible for all this inequality]?
But the eyes of the wicked shall look [for relief] in vain, and they shall not escape [the justice of God]; and their hope shall be to give up the ghost.
Behold, I cry out, Violence! but I am not heard; I cry aloud for help, but there is no justice.
As God lives, Who has taken away my right and denied me justice, and the Almighty, Who has vexed and embittered my life,
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me or clothed itself with me; my justice was like a robe and a turban or a diadem or a crown!
It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.
Truly God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
But if you [Job] are filled with the judgment of the wicked, judgment and justice will keep hold on you.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out; He is excellent in power; and to justice and plenteous righteousness He does no violence [He will disregard no right].
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.
Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift up Yourself against the rage of my enemies; and awake [and stir up] for me the justice and vindication [that] You have commanded.
The Lord judges the people; judge me, O Lord, and do me justice according to my righteousness [my rightness, justice, and right standing with You] and according to the integrity that is in me.
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His rightness and justice, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
And He will judge the world in righteousness (rightness and equity); He will minister justice to the peoples in uprightness.
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.
He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,
As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].
For You will make them turn their backs; You will aim Your bow [of divine justice] at their faces.
He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.
Arouse Yourself, awake to the justice due me, even to my cause, my God and my Lord!
Judge and vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness (Your rightness and justice); and let [my foes] not rejoice over me!
And my tongue shall talk of Your righteousness, rightness, and justice, and of [my reasons for] Your praise all the day long.
And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.
The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.
As is Your name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness and justice).
And the heavens declare His righteousness (rightness and justice), for God, He is judge. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness and death, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness (Your rightness and Your justice).
Then will You delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, justice, and right, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then bullocks will be offered upon Your altar.
You love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness, justice, and right. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?
By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;
Let him judge and govern Your people with righteousness, and Your poor and afflicted ones with judgment and justice.
Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.
[The magistrates and judges] know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; all the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice] are shaking.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face.
For justice will return to the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
Say among the nations that the Lord reigns; the world also is established, so that it cannot be moved; He shall judge and rule the people righteously and with justice.
Before the Lord, for He comes, for He comes to judge and govern the earth! He shall judge the world with righteousness and justice and the peoples with His faithfulness and truth.
Clouds and darkness are round about Him [as at Sinai]; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
The strength of the king who loves righteousness and equity You establish in uprightness; You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob (Israel).
I will sing of mercy and loving-kindness and justice; to You, O Lord, will I sing.
The Lord executes righteousness and justice [not for me only, but] for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who observe justice [treating others fairly] and who do right and are in right standing with God at all times.
The works of His hands are [absolute] truth and justice [faithful and right]; and all His decrees and precepts are sure (fixed, established, and trustworthy).
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to those who would oppress me.
I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].
They shall pour forth [like a fountain] the fame of Your great and abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of Your rightness and justice.
Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets free the prisoners,
Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity,
That He may guard the paths of justice; yes, He preserves the way of His saints.
Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and fair dealing [in every area and relation]; yes, you will understand every good path.
By me kings reign and rulers decree justice.
I [Wisdom] walk in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), in the midst of the paths of justice,
Righteousness (rightness and justice in every area and relation) guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness plunges into sin and overthrows the sinner.
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.
To respect the person of the wicked and be partial to him, so as to deprive the [consistently] righteous of justice, is not good.
A worthless witness scoffs at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, because they refuse to do justice.
When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God), but to the evildoers it is dismay, calamity, and ruin.
Evil men do not understand justice, but they who crave and seek the Lord understand it fully.
The king by justice establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts and tribute overthrows it.
Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord.
Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and administer justice for the poor and needy.
Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.
If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.
Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
How the faithful city has become an [idolatrous] harlot, she who was full of justice! Uprightness and right standing with God [once] lodged in her -- "but now murderers.
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her [returned] converts with righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God).
And I will make boys their princes, and with childishness shall they rule over them [with outrage instead of justice].
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant planting [the plant of His delight]. And He looked for justice, but behold, [He saw] oppression and bloodshed; [He looked] for righteousness (for uprightness and right standing with God), but behold, [He heard] a cry [of oppression and distress]!
But the Lord of hosts is exalted in justice, and God, the Holy One, shows Himself holy in righteousness and through righteous judgments.
Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
To turn aside the needy from justice and to make plunder of the rightful claims of the poor of My people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
For though your population, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of it will return [and survive]. The [fully completed] destruction is decreed (decided upon and brought to an issue); it overflows with justice and righteousness [the infliction of just punishment].
But with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
[Say to the ruler] Give counsel, execute justice [for Moab, O king of Judah]; make your shade [over us] like night in the midst of noonday; hide the outcasts, betray not the fugitive to his pursuer.
Then in mercy and loving-kindness shall a throne be established, and One shall sit upon it in truth and faithfulness in the tent of David, judging and seeking justice and being swift to do righteousness.
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