300 occurrences

'Righteous' in the Bible

Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before Me in this generation.

Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it?

You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

The Lord said, “If I find 50 righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?”He replied, “I will not destroy it if I find 45 there.”

Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. “I have sinned this time,” he said to them. “Yahweh is the Righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones.

And what great nation has righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?

“Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Let them tell the righteous acts of the Lord,the righteous deeds of His warriors in Israel,with the voices of the singers at the watering places.Then the Lord’s people went down to the gates.

Now present yourselves, so I may confront you before the Lord about all the righteous acts He has done for you and your ancestors.

and said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have done what is good to me though I have done what is evil to you.

How much more when wicked men kill a righteous man in his own house on his own bed! So now, should I not require his blood from your hands and wipe you off the earth?”

The Lord will bring back his own blood on his head because he struck down two men more righteous and better than he, without my father David’s knowledge. With his sword, Joab murdered Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel’s army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah’s army.

may You hear in heaven and act.May You judge Your servants,condemning the wicked man by bringingwhat he has done on his own headand providing justice for the righteousby rewarding him according to his righteousness.

may You hear in heaven and act.May You judge Your servants,condemning the wicked man by bringingwhat he has done on his own headand providing justice for the righteousby rewarding him according to his righteousness.

So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “Yahweh is righteous.”

Lord God of Israel, You are righteous, for we survive as a remnant today. Here we are before You with our guilt, though no one can stand in Your presence because of this.

You found his heart faithful in Your sight,and made a covenant with himto give the land of the Canaanites,Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,Jebusites, and Girgashites—to give it to his descendants.You have kept Your promise,for You are righteous.

You are righteous concerning all that has come on us,because You have acted faithfully,while we have acted wickedly.

If I am wicked, woe to me!And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.I am filled with shameand aware of my affliction.

I am a laughingstock to my friends,by calling on God, who answers me.The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Yet the righteous person will hold to his way,and the one whose hands are clean will grow stronger.

Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?

The righteous see this and rejoice;the innocent mock them, saying,

he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,and the innocent will divide up his silver.

So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

For Job has declared, “I am righteous,yet God has deprived me of justice.

Could one who hates justice govern the world?Will you condemn the mighty Righteous One,

Do you think it is just when you say,“I am righteous before God”?

If you are righteous, what do you give Him,or what does He receive from your hand?

He does not remove His gaze from the righteous,but He seats them forever with enthroned kings,and they are exalted.

Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment,and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,but establish the righteous.The One who examines the thoughts and emotionsis a righteous God.

For You have upheld my just cause;You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.

For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.The upright will see His face.

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,you righteous ones;shout for joy,all you upright in heart.

Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;praise from the upright is beautiful.

The wicked person schemes against the righteousand gnashes his teeth at him.

For the arms of the wicked will be broken,but the Lord supports the righteous.

The righteous will inherit the landand dwell in it permanently.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;his tongue speaks what is just.

Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,whole burnt offerings;then bulls will be offered on Your altar.

The righteous will look on with aweand will ridicule him:

The righteous one will rejoicewhen he sees the retribution;he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Then people will say,“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!There is a God who judges on earth!”

The righteous one rejoices in the Lordand takes refuge in Him;all those who are upright in heartwill offer praise.

But the righteous are glad;they rejoice before God and celebrate with joy.

Let them be erased from the book of lifeand not be recorded with the righteous.

May the righteous flourish in his daysand prosperity abounduntil the moon is no more.

“I will cut off all the horns of the wicked,but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”

for justice will again be righteous,and all the upright in heart will follow it.

There are shouts of joy and victoryin the tents of the righteous:“The Lord’s right hand performs valiantly!

This is the gate of the Lord;the righteous will enter through it.

My eyes grow weary looking for Your salvationand for Your righteous promise.

The decrees You issue are righteousand altogether trustworthy.

Your decrees are righteous forever.Give me understanding, and I will live.

The scepter of the wicked will not remainover the land allotted to the righteous,so that the righteous will not apply their hands to injustice.

Surely the righteous will praise Your name;the upright will live in Your presence.

Let the righteous one strike me—it is an act of faithful love;let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;let me not refuse it.Even now my prayer is againstthe evil acts of the wicked.

Free me from prisonso that I can praise Your name.The righteous will gather around mebecause You deal generously with me.

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