'Justice' in the Bible
"You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice,
"You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits.
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
You must pursue justice alone so that you may live and inherit the land the Lord your God is giving you.
You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow's garment as security for a loan.
Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.
Absalom acted this way toward everyone in Israel who came to the king for justice. In this way Absalom won the loyalty of the citizens of Israel.
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
If it is a matter of strength, most certainly he is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, he will say, 'Who will summon me?'
"If I cry out, 'Violence!' I receive no answer; I cry for help, but there is no justice.
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter --
Indeed, in truth, God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely righteous One,
He does not allow the wicked to live, but he gives justice to the poor.
But now you are preoccupied with the judgment due the wicked, judgment and justice take hold of you.
As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him! He is great in power, but justice and abundant righteousness he does not oppress.
Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
I will thank the Lord for his justice; I will sing praises to the sovereign Lord!
The Lord revealed himself; he accomplished justice; the wicked were ensnared by their own actions. (Higgaion. Selah)
For they do not understand the Lord's actions, or the way he carries out justice. The Lord will permanently demolish them.
The Lord promotes equity and justice; the Lord's faithfulness extends throughout the earth.
Vindicate me by your justice, O Lord my God! Do not let them gloat over me!
Then I will tell others about your justice, and praise you all day long.
Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.
For the Lord promotes justice, and never abandons his faithful followers. They are permanently secure, but the children of evil men are wiped out.
The godly speak wise words and promote justice.
I have told the great assembly about your justice. Look! I spare no words! O Lord, you know this is true.
I have not failed to tell about your justice; I spoke about your reliability and deliverance; I have not neglected to tell the great assembly about your loyal love and faithfulness.
Appear in your majesty and be victorious! Ride forth for the sake of what is right, on behalf of justice! Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts!
Your throne, O God, is permanent. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions.
The praise you receive as far away as the ends of the earth is worthy of your reputation, O God. You execute justice!
Let foreigners rejoice and celebrate! For you execute justice among the nations, and govern the people living on earth. (Selah)
I will tell about your justice, and all day long proclaim your salvation, though I cannot fathom its full extent.
I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the sovereign Lord. I will proclaim your justice -- yours alone.
Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; you have done great things. O God, who can compare to you?
All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice, for those who want to harm me will be embarrassed and ashamed.
The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice.
Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule.
They rejoice in your name all day long, and are vindicated by your justice.
For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be vindicated.
before the Lord, for he comes! For he comes to judge the earth! He judges the world fairly, and the nations in accordance with his justice.
Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.
The sky declares his justice, and all the nations see his splendor.
The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
The king is strong; he loves justice. You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; you promote justice and equity in Jacob.
A psalm of David. I will sing about loyalty and justice! To you, O Lord, I will sing praises!
The Lord does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed.
How blessed are those who promote justice, and do what is right all the time!
His acts are characterized by faithfulness and justice; all his precepts are reliable.
Do not completely deprive me of a truthful testimony, for I await your justice.
Your justice endures, and your law is reliable.
A psalm of David. O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for help! Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!
O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, revive me! Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble!
They will talk about the fame of your great kindness, and sing about your justice.
To receive moral instruction in skillful living, in righteousness, justice, and equity.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity -- every good way.
I walk in the path of righteousness, in the pathway of justice,
Better to have a little with righteousness than to have abundant income without justice.
The divine verdict is in the words of the king, his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.
It is terrible to show partiality to the wicked, by depriving a righteous man of justice.
A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Doing justice brings joy to the righteous and terror to those who do evil.
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it all.
A king brings stability to a land by justice, but one who exacts tribute tears it down.
Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one receives justice.
I saw something else on earth: In the place of justice, there was wickedness, and in the place of fairness, there was wickedness.
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
How tragic that the once-faithful city has become a prostitute! She was once a center of justice, fairness resided in her, but now only murderers.
Zion will be freed by justice, and her returnees by righteousness.
Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got -- disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got -- cries for help!
His dominion will be vast and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. He will rule on David's throne and over David's kingdom, establishing it and strengthening it by promoting justice and fairness, from this time forward and forevermore. The Lord's intense devotion to his people will accomplish this.
to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
Justice will be like a belt around his waist, integrity will be like a belt around his hips.
Then a trustworthy king will be established; he will rule in a reliable manner, this one from David's family. He will be sure to make just decisions and will be experienced in executing justice.
I look for you during the night, my spirit within me seeks you at dawn, for when your judgments come upon the earth, those who live in the world learn about justice.
If the wicked are shown mercy, they do not learn about justice. Even in a land where right is rewarded, they act unjustly; they do not see the Lord's majesty revealed.
I will make justice the measuring line, fairness the plumb line; hail will sweep away the unreliable refuge, the floodwaters will overwhelm the hiding place.
those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges.
Look, a king will promote fairness; officials will promote justice.
Justice will settle down in the desert and fairness will live in the orchard.
The Lord is exalted, indeed, he lives in heaven; he fills Zion with justice and fairness.
He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees."
The Lord wanted to exhibit his justice by magnifying his law and displaying it.
Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my people! For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations.
I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.
This is what the Lord says, "Promote justice! Do what is right! For I am ready to deliver you; I am ready to vindicate you openly.
No one is concerned about justice; no one sets forth his case truthfully. They depend on false words and tell lies; they conceive of oppression and give birth to sin.
Justice is driven back; godliness stands far off. Indeed, honesty stumbles in the city square and morality is not even able to enter.
Honesty has disappeared; the one who tries to avoid evil is robbed. The Lord watches and is displeased, for there is no justice.
He sees there is no advocate; he is shocked that no one intervenes. So he takes matters into his own hands; his desire for justice drives him on.
He wears his desire for justice like body armor, and his desire to deliver is like a helmet on his head. He puts on the garments of vengeance and wears zeal like a robe.
For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of my faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them.
If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things," says the Lord.
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