'Righteous' in the Bible
And Jehovah said to Noah, Go into the ark, thou and all thy house; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?
There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?
Far be it from thee to do so, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that the righteous should be as the wicked far be it from thee! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?
And Jehovah said, If I find at Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sakes.
Perhaps there may want five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city on account of the five? And he said, If I shall find forty-five there, I will not destroy it.
But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I, because I have not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
And Pharaoh sent, and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: Jehovah is the righteous one, but I and my people are the wicked ones.
Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!
And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a bribe; for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
If there be a controversy between men, and they resort to judgment, and they judge their case; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
And now stand still, that I may plead with you before Jehovah of all the righteous acts of Jehovah which he did to you and to your fathers.
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
how much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? and should I not now demand his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
And Jehovah shall requite the blood which he shed upon his own head, because he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, without my father David's knowledge: Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
then hear thou in the heavens, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head; and justifying the righteous, giving him according to his righteousness.
And it came to pass in the morning that he went out; and he stood, and said to all the people, Ye are righteous! behold, I conspired against my master and killed him; but who smote all these?
then hear thou from the heavens, and do, and judge thy servants, requiting the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head; and justifying the righteous, giving him according to his righteousness.
And the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Jehovah is righteous.
Jehovah, God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day. Behold, we are before thee in our trespasses; for there is no standing before thee because of this.
and foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest the covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it to his seed; and thou hast performed thy words, for thou art righteous.
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.
If I were wicked, woe unto me! and righteous, I will not lift up my head, being so full of shame, and beholding mine affliction; --
What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
But the righteous shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall increase in strength.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?
And these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my judgment:
If thou be righteous, what givest thou to him? or what doth he receive of thy hand?
He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne doth he even set them for ever; and they are exalted.
Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous man; with favour wilt thou surround him as with a shield.
Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous man; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.
God is a righteous judge, and a God who is indignant all the day.
If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
Jehovah trieth the righteous one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.
For righteous is Jehovah; he loveth righteousness, his countenance doth behold the upright.
There were they in great fear; for God is in the generation of the righteous.
The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:
Let the lying lips become dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
Rejoice in Jehovah, and be glad, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye upright in heart.
Exult, ye righteous, in Jehovah: praise is comely for the upright.
The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;
The righteous cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:
Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.
The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth his teeth against him.
The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;
for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:
I have been young, and now am old, and I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread:
The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therein for ever.
The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:
But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,
Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the wicked:
And men shall say, Verily there is fruit for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.
The righteous shall rejoice in Jehovah, and trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
But the righteous shall rejoice: they shall exult before God and be glad with joy.
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.
In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon be no more.
And all the horns of the wicked will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
The righteous shall shoot forth like a palm-tree; he shall grow like a cedar on Lebanon.
They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in Jehovah, ye righteous; and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
For he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Gracious is Jehovah and righteous; and our God is merciful.
The voice of triumph and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: the right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly;
I will give thee thanks with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
At midnight I rise up to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments.
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
TZADE. Righteous art thou, Jehovah, and upright are thy judgments.
The sum of thy word is truth, and every righteous judgment of thine is for ever.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Yea, the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Let the righteous smite me, it is kindness; and let him reprove me, it is an excellent oil which my head shall not refuse: for yet my prayer also is for them in their calamities.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may celebrate thy name. The righteous shall surround me, because thou dealest bountifully with me.
Jehovah is righteous in all his ways, and kind in all his works.
Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;
that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, And keep the paths of the righteous.
The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.
But the path of the righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the day be fully come.
Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase learning.
Jehovah suffereth not the soul of the righteous man to famish; but he repelleth the craving of the wicked.
Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
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