'Justify' in the Bible
"What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed your servants' iniquity. We are now my lord's slaves-both we and the one in whose possession the cup was found."
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
As to Samaria, as the half of thy sins -- she hath not sinned, And thou dost multiply thine abominations more than they, And dost justify thy sisters by all thy abominations that thou hast done.
So now, bear your disgrace, because you have given your sisters reason to justify their behavior. Because the sins you have committed were more abominable than those of your sisters; they have become more righteous than you. So now, be ashamed and bear the disgrace of making your sisters appear righteous.
"Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.
because we are in danger of being charged with rioting today, and there is no good reason we can give to justify this commotion."
Therefore, God will not justify any human being by means of the actions prescribed by the Law, for through the Law comes the full knowledge of sin.
for the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus.
Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
He was sentenced to death because of our sins and raised to life to justify us.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Ye are empty of the Christ, whosoever of you that justify yourselves by the law; ye are fallen from grace.