'Right' in the Bible
If therefore your eye, even the right eye, is a snare to you, tear it out and away with it; it is better for you that one member should be destroyed rather than that your whole body should be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your right hand is a snare to you, cut it off and away with it; it is better for you that one member should be destroyed rather than that your whole body should go into Gehenna.
But I tell you not to resist a wicked man, but if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.
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 you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing,
where there was a man with a shrivelled arm. And they questioned Him, "Is it right to cure people on the Sabbath?" Their intention was to bring a charge against Him.
Is not a man, however, far superior to a sheep? Therefore it is right to do good on the Sabbath."
"It is not right," He said, "to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"
To these also he said, "'You also, go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.'
Have I not a right to do what I choose with my own property? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
"What is it you desire?" He asked. "Command," she replied, "that these my two sons may sit one at your right hand and one at your left in your Kingdom."
"You shall drink out of my cup," He said, "but a seat at my right hand or at my left it is not for me to allot, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
"'The Lord said to my Lord, sit at My right hand until I have put thy foes beneath thy feet'?
and will make the sheep stand at His right hand, and the goats at His left.
"Then the King will say to those at His right, "'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world.
Keep awake, and pray that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
"I am He," replied Jesus. "But I tell you that, later on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Omnipotence, and coming on the clouds of the sky."
They twisted a wreath of thorny twigs and put it on His head, and they put a sceptre of cane in His right hand, and kneeling to Him they shouted in mockery, "Long live the King of the Jews!"
At the same time two robbers were crucified with Him, one at His right hand and the other at His left.
For John had repeatedly told Herod, "You have no right to be living with your brother's wife."
"Let the children first eat all they want," He said; "it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
"Allow us," they replied, "to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left hand, in your glory."
but as to sitting at my right hand or at my left, that is not mine to give: it will be for those for whom it is reserved."
David himself said, taught by the Holy Spirit, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, until I have made thy foes a footstool under thy feet.'
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."
"I am," replied Jesus, "and you and others will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the divine Power, and coming amid the clouds of the sky."
And together with Jesus they crucified two robbers, one at His right hand and one at His left.
Upon entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at their right hand, clothed in a long white robe. They were astonished and terrified.
So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at 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,
Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense;
On another Sabbath He had gone to the synagogue and was teaching there; and in the congregation was a man whose right arm was withered.
But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return.
whereupon the people came out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus, and they found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were terrified.
"A right answer," said Jesus; "do that, and you shall live."
So they put a question to Him. "Rabbi," they said, "we know that you say and teach what is right and that you make no distinctions between one man and another, but teach God's way truly.
Why, David himself says in the Book of Psalms, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand
And one of them struck a blow at the High Priest's servant and cut off his right ear.
But from this time forward the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God's omnipotence."
When they reached the place called 'The Skull,' there they nailed Him to the cross, and the criminals also, one at His right hand and one at His left.
But he who does what is honest and right comes to the light, in order that his actions may be plainly shown to have been done in God.
they who have done what is right to the resurrection of Life, and they whose actions have been evil to the resurrection of judgement.
"Are we not right," answered the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?"
Simon Peter, however, having a sword, drew it, and, aiming at the High Priest's servant, cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
"Throw the net in on the right hand side," He said, "and you will find fish." So they threw the net in, and now they could scarcely drag it along for the quantity of fish.
For David says in reference to Him, "'I constantly fixed my eyes upon the Lord, because He is at my right hand in order that I may continue unshaken.
For David did not ascend into Heaven, but he says himself, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand
But Peter and John replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God.
God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
But, full of the Holy Spirit and looking up to Heaven, Stephen saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God's right hand.
"I can see Heaven wide open," he said, "and the Son of Man standing at God's right hand."
No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight.
said, "You who are full of every kind of craftiness and unscrupulous cunning--you son of the Devil and foe to all that is right--will you never cease to misrepresent the straight paths of the Lord?
If, however, I have done wrong and have committed any offence for which I deserve to die, I do not ask to be excused that penalty. But if there is no truth in what these men allege against me, no one has the right to give me up to them as a favour. I appeal to Caesar."
Unable to agree among themselves, they at last left him, but not before Paul had spoken a parting word to them, saying, "Right well did the Holy Spirit say to your forefathers through the Prophet Isaiah:
whereas glory, honour and peace will be given to every one who does what is good and right--to the Jew first and then to the Gentile.
All have turned aside from the right path; they have every one of them become corrupt. There is no one who does what is right--no, not so much as one."
For already, while we were still helpless, Christ at the right moment died for the ungodly.
and no longer lend your faculties as unrighteous weapons for Sin to use. On the contrary surrender your very selves to God as living men who have risen from the dead, and surrender your several faculties to God, to be used as weapons to maintain the right.
For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.
I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.
Who is there to condemn them? Christ Jesus died, or rather has risen to life again. He is also at the right hand of God, and is interceding for us.
Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.
Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.
For judges and magistrates are to be feared not by right-doers but by wrong-doers. You desire--do you not? --to have no reason to fear your ruler. Well, do the thing that is right, and then he will commend you.
For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of right conduct, peace and joy, through the Holy Spirit;
The right course is to forego eating meat or drinking wine or doing anything that tends to your brother's fall.
But if a father stands firm in his resolve, being free from all external constraint and having a legal right to act as he pleases, and in his own mind has come to the decision to keep his daughter unmarried, he will do well.
Have we not a right to claim food and drink?
Have we not a right to take with us on our journeys a Christian sister as our wife, as the rest of the Apostles do--and the Lord's brothers and Peter?
If other teachers possess that right over you, do not we possess it much more? Yet we have not availed ourselves of the right, but we patiently endure all things rather than hinder in the least degree the progress of the Good News of the Christ.
I should be right glad were you all to speak in 'tongues,' but yet more glad were you all to prophesy. And, in fact, the man who prophesies is superior to him who speaks in 'tongues,' except when the latter can interpret in order that the Church may get a blessing.
But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return.
For if we have been beside ourselves, it has been for God's glory; or if we are now in our right senses, it is in order to be of service to you.
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.
Let us not abate our courage in doing what is right; for in due time we shall reap a reward, if we do not faint.
when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms,
With right good will, be faithful to your duty as service rendered to the Lord and not to man.
You well know that whatever right thing any one does, he will receive a requital for it from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a free man.
although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I:
so that your lives may be worthy of the Lord and perfectly pleasing to Him, while you exhibit the results of right action of every sort and grow into a fuller knowledge of God.
If however you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, enthroned at God's right hand.
Children be obedient to your parents in everything; for that is right for Christians.
This is right, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,
So also the right actions of some are evident to the world, and those that are not cannot remain for ever out of sight.
Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correction of error, and for instruction in right doing;
I have left you behind in Crete in order that you may set right the things which still require attention, and appoint Elders in every town, as I directed you to do;
In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.
and above all make your own life a pattern of right conduct, having in your teaching no taint of insincerity, but a serious tone,
Remind people that they must submit to the rulers who are in authority over them; that they must obey the magistrates, be prepared for every right action,
for, as you know, a man of that description has turned aside from the right path and is a sinner self-condemned.
praying as I do, that their participation in your faith may result in others fully recognizing all the right affection that is in us toward Christ.
He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
To which of the angels has He ever said, "Sit at My right hand till I make Thy foes a footstool for Thy feet"?
Now in connexion with what we have been saying the chief point is that we have a High Priest who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God's Majesty in the heavens,
this Priest, on the contrary, after offering for sins a single sacrifice of perpetual efficacy, took His seat at God's right hand,
And let us bestow thought on one another with a view to arousing one another to brotherly love and right conduct;
simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
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