'Right' in the Bible
So Jesus replied to him, "Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then John yielded to him.
And going on further from there He noticed two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets and putting them right; and He called them.
Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!
Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with God) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
that so you may become true sons of your Father in Heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked as well as the good, and sends rain upon those who do right and those who do wrong.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).
Take no bag for your journey and do not take two coats or shoes or a stick: for the workman has a right to his food.
The Son of man has come feasting, and they say, See, a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners! And wisdom is judged to be right by her works.
But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, See, your disciples do that which it is not right to do on the Sabbath.
How he went into the house of God and took for food the holy bread which it was not right for him or for those who were with him to take, but only for the priests?
And there was a man with a dead hand. And they put a question to him, saying, Is it right to make a man well on the Sabbath day? so that they might have something against him.
Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! For this reason it is right to do good on the Sabbath day.
Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing.
So it will be at the close and consummation of the age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God)
For John had said to him, It is not lawful or right for you to have her.
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me, right here on a platter, the head of John the Baptist."
He answered, "It isn't right to take the children's bread and throw it to their dogs."
And in answer he said, Elijah truly has to come and put all things right:
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better ( more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea.
Was it not right for you to have mercy on the other servant, even as I had mercy on you?
And Pharisees came to Him and put Him to the test by asking, Is it lawful and right to dismiss and repudiate and divorce one's wife for any and every cause?
And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I'm generous?'
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
telling them, "Go to the village ahead of you. Right away you will find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
For John came to you walking in the way of an upright man in right standing with God, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots did believe him; and you, even when you saw that, did not afterward change your minds and believe him [adhere to, trust in, and rely on what he told you].
Tell us then, what do you think? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.
So that upon your heads may come all the blood of the righteous ( those who correspond to the divine standard of right) shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar [of burnt offering].
And numbers of people will be turned from the right way, and will give one another up and have hate for one another.
In the same way, when you see all these things, you'll know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.
In those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark.
"Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give the others their food at the right time?
The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more.
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.
Keep awake, and pray that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
So he went right up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"-and kissed Him.
Or do you think that I cannot call on my Father, and that he would send me more than twelve legions of angels right now?
Meanwhile, Peter was following Him at a distance right to the high priest's courtyard. He went in and was sitting with the temple police to see the outcome.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
What is your opinion? They made answer and said, It is right for him to be put to death.
And the chief priests took the silver and said, It is not right to put it in the Temple store for it is the price of blood.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
Then they went into Capernaum, and right away He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach.
And when Jesus saw their faith [their confidence in God through Him], He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven [you] and put away [that is, the penalty is remitted, the sense of guilt removed, and you are made upright and in right standing with God].
Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves and said to them, "Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts?
But that you may know positively and beyond a doubt that the Son of Man has right and authority and power on earth to forgive sins -- "He said to the paralyzed man,
And the Pharisees said to him, Why are they doing what it is not right to do on the Sabbath?
And He said to them, Is it lawful and right on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to take it? But they kept silence.
But no one can go into a strong man's house and ransack his household goods right and left and seize them as plunder unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may [thoroughly] plunder his house.
Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn't have much soil, and it sprang up right away, since it didn't have deep soil.
But when the crop permits, he sends [in] the sickle right away, because the harvest has come."
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
For John had told Herod, It is not lawful and you have no right to have your brother's wife.
Immediately she hurried to the king and said, "I want you to give me John the Baptist's head on a platter-right now!"
He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them,
He told them, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites. As it is written, "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
He said to her, "Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn't right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
And they bring to him a deaf man who could not speak right, and they beseech him that he might lay his hand on him.
And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.
And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?
They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
and said to them, "Go into the village before you, and right away [as you] enter into it you will find a colt tied, on which no one [has] ever sat. Untie it and bring [it].
If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here right away.' "
At the right time, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect from them a share of the produce from the vineyard.
When they came they said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and do not court anyone's favor, because you show no partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay or shouldn't we?"
Master, in the law Moses says, If a man's brother comes to his end, and has a wife still living and no child, it is right for his brother to take his wife, and get a family for his brother.
Then the scribe said to Him, "You are right, Teacher! You have correctly said that He is One, and there is no one else except Him.
For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
But when you see the unclean thing which makes destruction, in the place where it has no right to be (let this be clear to the reader), then let those who are in Judaea go quickly to the mountains:
In the same way, when you see these things taking place, you will know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.
Be wakeful, all of you, and keep on praying, that you may not come into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
Right away, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived. With him came a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and experts in the law and elders.
So when he came, he went right up to Him and said, "Rabbi!"-and kissed Him.
Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the high priest's courtyard. He was sitting with the temple police, warming himself by the fire.
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
His words against God have come to your ears: what is your opinion? And they all said it was right for him to be put to death.
And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
it has seemed right to me also, after careful investigation of the facts from their commencement, to write for you, most noble Theophilus, a connected account,
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
And he will [himself] go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God] -- "in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state].
Now, see, you will be without voice or language till the day when these things come about, because you had not faith in my words, which will have effect at the right time.
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