'Righteous' in the Bible
These are the family records of Noah: Noah was a righteous man. Blameless during his times, Noah communed with God.
Then the LORD told Noah, "Come you and all your household into the ark, because I've seen that you alone are righteous in this generation.
Abraham approached and asked, "Will you actually destroy the righteous along with the wicked?
Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there?
Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"
The LORD said, "If I find 50 righteous people within Sodom, I'll forgive the whole place for their sake."
What if there are five less than 50 righteous ones? Will you bring destruction upon the city because of those five?" The LORD said, "I won't destroy it if I find 45 there."
Pharaoh sent word and called for Moses and Aaron. "I've sinned this time," he told them. "The LORD is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.
Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty.
You are not to take a bribe because a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and distorts the words of the righteous.
Who can count the dust of Jacob? Who can number the dust of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may I end up like him."
And what great nation has all the decrees and righteous ordinances like all this teaching that I'm giving you today?
You must not twist justice, show favoritism, or take bribes, because a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the speech of the righteous.
Be sure to return his garment to him at sunset so that he may sleep with it, and he will bless you. It will be a righteous deed in the presence of the LORD your God.
Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.
They will call the nations to the mountain, and there they will offer righteous sacrifices, for they'll draw from the abundance of the sea and from the hidden treasures of the sand."
From the sound of those who divide their work loads at the watering troughs, there they will retell the righteous deeds of the LORD, the righteous victories for his rural people in Israel." Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.
He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.
Now stand up and I'll pass judgment on you in light of the LORD's righteous acts that he did for you and your ancestors.
to David, "You are more righteous than I am, because you have treated me well even though I've treated you poorly.
The LORD will repay him for his bloodshed because, without my father David's consent he attacked and murdered two men more righteous and better than he, Ner's son Abner, the commander of Israel's army and Jether's son Amasa, commander of Judah's army.
then listen in heaven, act, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing back to him the consequences of his choices and by justifying the righteous by recompensing him according to his righteousness.
Jehu replied, "Put them in two piles at the entrance of the city gate until morning." The next morning, Jehu went out, stood still, and announced to all the people: "Are you righteous? I conspired against my master and killed him, but who slaughtered all of these?
And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!
then listen from heaven, act, and judge your servants, recompensing the wicked by bringing back to him the consequences of his choices and by justifying the righteous by recompensing him according to his righteousness.
In response, the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and declared, "The LORD is righteous."
You found him faithful in your sight; you made a covenant with him and you gave the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, and the Girgashites to his descendants. And you have kept your word, because you are righteous.
You are righteous in all that is happening to us, because you have acted faithfully while we have practiced evil.
"Can a mortal person be more righteous than God? Or can the purity of the valiant exceed that of his maker?'
But the righteous person will hold to his way, and those with clean hands will grow stronger and stronger."
The righteous will see this and rejoice; the innocent will insult him, saying,
whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!
These three men stopped responding to Job, because he was claiming to be righteous, in his own opinion.
But then Barachel's son Elihu from Buz, one of Ram's descendants, got really angry. He was furious with Job because he had been declaring himself righteous instead of vindicating God.
Can one who hates justice really govern? And if God is righteous and mighty, can you condemn him?
"Are you saying that it's just for you to claim, "I'm more righteous than God?'
If you are righteous, what will you add to him? What can God receive from your efforts?
He won't stop looking at righteous people; he seats them on thrones with kings forever, and they are exalted.
Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?
Therefore the wicked will not escape judgment, nor will sinners have a place in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.
When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Offer sacrifices that are righteous, and put your confidence in the LORD.
Indeed, you will bless the righteous one, LORD, like a large shield, you will surround him with favor. To the Director: With stringed instruments. On an eight-stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts.
God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry with sinners every day.
When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence, he hates.
Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.
There they are seized with terror, because God is with those who are righteous.
The one who lives with integrity, who does righteous deeds, and who speaks truth to himself.
The LORD will reward me because I am righteous; because my hands are clean he will restore me;
The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.
He revives my life; he leads me in pathways that are righteous for the sake of his name.
In you, LORD, I have taken refuge. Let me never be ashamed. Because you are righteous, deliver me!
Let the lying lips be made still, especially those who speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.
Righteous ones, be glad in the LORD and rejoice! Shout for joy, all of you who are upright in heart!
Rejoice in the LORD, righteous ones; for the praise of the upright is beautiful.
The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.
A righteous person will have many troubles, but the LORD will deliver him from them all.
Evil will kill the wicked; those who hate the righteous will be held guilty.
The wicked person plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him.
The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.
Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people.
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
The wicked borrow but never pay back; but the righteous are generous and give.
I once was young and now I am old, but I have not seen a righteous person forsaken or his descendants begging for bread.
The righteous will inherit the land, and they will dwell in it forever.
The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice.
The wicked stalks the righteous person, seeking to kill him,
But deliverance for the righteous one comes from the LORD; he is their strength in times of distress.
In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.
Your throne, God, exists forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.
The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying,
Cast on the LORD whatever he sends your way, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
The righteous person will rejoice when he sees your vengeance; when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked.
A person will say, "Certainly, the righteous are rewarded; certainly there is a God who judges the earth." To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Do Not Destroy," when Saul sent men to watch the house in order to kill him.
The righteous rejoiced in the LORD, because they had fled to him for refuge. Let all the upright in heart exult. To the Director: A song. Lyrics by David.
But the righteous rejoice and exult before God; they are overwhelmed with joy.
May they be erased from the Book of Life, and their names not be written with the righteous.
Rescue and deliver me, because you are righteous. Turn your ear to me and save me.
Your many righteous deeds, God, are great,
The righteous will flourish at the proper time and peace will prevail until the moon is no more.
"At the time that I choose I will judge the righteous.
I will cut down the strength of the wicked, but the strength of the righteous will be lifted up. To the Director: With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.
The righteous will flourish like palm trees; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They gather together against the righteous, condemning the innocent to death.
Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones! Give thanks at the mention of his holiness! A psalm
Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,
And it was credited to him as a righteous act, from generation to generation to eternity.
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate;
There's exultation for deliverance in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the LORD is victorious!
Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.
I will praise you with an upright heart, as I learn your righteous decrees.
At midnight I will get up to thank you for your righteous ordinances.
I have given my word and affirmed it, to keep your righteous judgments.
My eyes fail as I look for your salvation and for your righteous promise.
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