'Justice' in the Bible
You are not to follow the majority in doing wrong, and you are not to testify in a lawsuit so as to follow the majority and pervert justice.
"You are not to pervert justice for the poor among you in their lawsuits.
while they were burying their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. The LORD also executed justice against their gods.
He executes justice for the orphan and the widows, loves the foreigner, and gives them food and clothing."
You must not twist justice, show favoritism, or take bribes, because a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the speech of the righteous.
You are to pursue justice and only justice so you may live and possess the land that the LORD your God is about to give you."
Since hile the distance may be great, the angry avenger may overtake the killer he is pursuing and kill him, in which case there will be no justice in his death, because he did not hate his friend previously.
"Don't deny justice to a foreigner or to an orphan, nor take a widow's garment as collateral for a loan.
""Cursed is the one who perverts justice due the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
He chose the best part for himself, when the leader's portion was assigned. He came at the head of the people, carrying out the LORD'S justice and his ordinances concerning Israel."
His sons did not follow Samuel's example. Instead, they pursued dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
David reigned over all of Israel, administering justice and equity to every one of his people.
Who will appoint me to be a judge in the land? When anyone arrived to file a legal complaint or other cause, he could approach me for justice and I would settle it!"
When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.
And blessed be the LORD your God, who is delighted with you! He set you in place on the throne of Israel because the LORD loved Israel forever. That's why he made you to be king, so you could carry out justice and implement righteousness."
He is the LORD our God. His justice is in all of the land.
So David reigned over all of Israel, administering justice and equity to all of his people.
At this point in his address, David transferred to his son Solomon the construction plans for the Hall of Justice, its buildings, its treasure vaults, its upper rooms, its inner chambers, the housing for the Mercy Seat,
Blessed be the LORD your God, who is delighted with you! He set you in place on his throne to be king for the LORD your God. He made you king over them so you could carry out justice and implement righteousness, because your God loves Israel and intends to establish them forever."
And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom given to you by your God, are to appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people beyond the Euphrates River. All of them are to know the laws of your God, and you are to instruct those who do not know them.
Then the king flew into a rage. The king spoke to the wise men who understood the times, for it was the king's custom to consult all those who understood law and justice.
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what's right?
"Is this a contest of strength? He is obviously stronger! Is this a matter of justice? Who can sue him?
"Although I cried out "Violence!' I received no answer; I cried for help, but there was no justice.
"The living God has withheld justice from me; the Almighty has made my life bitter.
"The aged aren't always wise, nor do the elderly always understand justice.
Have I lied concerning the justice that I deserve? My wound is incurable, though transgression cannot be attributed to me.'
Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice.
Can one who hates justice really govern? And if God is righteous and mighty, can you condemn him?
He doesn't let the wicked live; he grants justice to the afflicted.
But now you are occupied with the case of the wicked; but justice and judgment will be served.
We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.
Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?
Get up, LORD, in your anger! Rise up, because of the fury of my enemies; Arouse yourself for me; you have ordained justice.
For you have brought about justice for me and my cause; you sit on the throne judging righteously.
With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."
Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more. To the Director: A Davidic Song.
Justice for me will come from your presence; your eyes see what is right.
He will guide the humble to justice; he will teach the humble his way.
Integrity and justice will preserve me, because I wait on you.
He loves righteousness and justice; the world is filled with the gracious love of the LORD.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.
He will bring forth your righteousness as a light, and your justice as the noonday sun.
Indeed, the LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They are kept safe forever, but the lawless will be chased away, and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice.
You love justice and hate wickedness. That is why God, even your God, has anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.
The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude
With awesome deeds of justice you will answer us, God our Deliverer; you are the confidence for everyone at the ends of the earth, even for those far away overseas.
Moreover, my tongue will speak all day about your justice; for those who seek my destruction will be utterly humiliated. Solomonic
God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.
May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.
when God arose to execute justice and to deliver all the afflicted of the earth. Interlude
Righteousness and justice make up the foundation of your throne; gracious love and truth meet before you.
In your name they rejoice all day long; they exult in your justice.
Righteousness will be restored with justice, and all the pure of heart will follow it.
Thick clouds are all around him; righteousness and justice are his throne's foundation.
Zion hears and rejoices; the towns of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, LORD.
The LORD has made his deliverance known; he has disclosed his justice before the nations.
A mighty king who loves justice, you have established fairness. You have exercised justice and righteousness over Jacob.
I will sing about gracious love and justice; LORD, I will sing praise to you.
The LORD continuously does what is right, executing justice for all who are being oppressed.
How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.
I have acted with justice and righteousness; do not abandon me to my oppressors.
Hear my voice according to your gracious love. LORD, revive me in keeping with your justice.
I know that the LORD will act on behalf of the tormented, providing justice for the needy.
who brings justice for the oppressed, and who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners;
for acquiring the discipline that produces wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and upright living;
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.
A little gain with righteousness is better than great income without justice.
When a king is ready to speak officially, what he says should not err with respect to justice.
The wicked man takes a bribe in secret in order to pervert the course of justice.
It's not good to be partial towards an evil person, thereby depriving the righteous of justice.
A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the wicked person feeds on iniquity.
A king sits on a throne of justice, sifting out all sorts of evil with his glance.
Administering justice brings joy to the righteous, but terror to those who practice iniquity.
Evil men don't understand justice, but whoever seeks the LORD understands it all.
A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.
Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.
Otherwise, they may drink and forget what has been ordained, perverting justice for all the oppressed.
Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.
I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17I told myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work."
Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
"How the faithful city has become a whore, she who used to be filled with justice! Righteousness used to reside within her, but now only murderers live there.
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. All of them are lovers of bribes and are runners after gifts. They don't bring justice to orphans, and the widow's case never comes up for review in their court."
"Zion will be redeemed by justice, and her repentant ones by righteousness.
For the vineyard of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden in which he delights. He looked for justice, but saw only bloodshed; he searched for righteousness, but heard only an outcry!
But the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is exalted in justice, and the Holy God proves himself to be righteously holy.
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice!"
Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.
to deprive the needy of justice and to rob the poor of my people of their rights, so that widows may become their spoil and so that they may plunder orphans!
then a throne will be established in gracious love, and there will sit in faithfulness in the Tent of David one who judges, seeks justice, and is swift to do what is right."
"The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make safe the way of justice.
and a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
And I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and floods will overflow your hiding place.
"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."
"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.
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