'Justice' in the Bible
For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice :
Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.
He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the sojourner, in giving him food and raiment.
Thou shalt not wrest justice: thou shalt not respect persons; neither shalt thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to the sojourner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge;
Cursed be he that wresteth the justice due to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
The Rock, his work is perfect; For all his ways are justice: A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, Just and right is he.
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.
Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern justice;
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because Jehovah loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do justice and righteousness.
And David reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king for Jehovah thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?
If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty! And if of justice, Who,'saith he , will summon me?
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry for help, but there is no justice.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.
Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-
But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked: Judgment and justice take hold on thee .
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.
The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way.
He loveth righteousness and justice: The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Jehovah.
Stir up thyself, and awake to the justice due unto me, Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.
For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice.
He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.
Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
The king's strength also loveth justice; Thou dost establish equity; Thou executest justice and righteousness in Jacob.
I will sing of lovingkindness and justice: Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.
Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times.
The works of his hands are truth and justice; All his precepts are sure.
AYIN. I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.
I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.
Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;
That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, yea , every good path.
By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.
I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;
A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.
A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.
It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
Evil men understand not justice; But they that seek Jehovah understand all things.
The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.
And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they.
learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
How is the faithful city become a harlot! she that was full of justice! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.
when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.
For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.
but Jehovah of hosts is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
Give counsel, execute justice; make thy shade as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; betray not the fugitive.
And a throne shall be established in lovingkindness; and one shall sit thereon in truth, in the tent of David, judging, and seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.
and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.
And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.
And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him.
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.
Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.
Jehovah is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from Jehovah, and the justice due to me is passed away from my God?
Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.
He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Jehovah, and my recompense with my God.
Attend unto me, O my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.
Thus saith Jehovah, Keep ye justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.
Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.
Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And Jehovah saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
For I, Jehovah, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
and thou shalt swear, As Jehovah liveth, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbor;
but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.
O house of David, thus saith Jehovah, Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Shalt thou reign, because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.
Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
In those days, and at that time, will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
he that hath not given forth upon interest, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true justice between man and man,
I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
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