'Justification' in the Bible
if I have rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification,
Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.
Do not let my deceitful enemies gloat over me, nor let those who hate me without justification mock me with their eyes.
My enemies hunted me like a bird, viciously and without justification.
Nor can the free gift be compared to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift brought justification, even after many offenses.
Consequently, just as one offense resulted in condemnation for everyone, so one act of righteousness results in justification and life for everyone.
so that, just as sin ruled by bringing death, so also grace might rule by bringing justification that results in eternal life through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.