'Righteous' in the Bible
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates.
Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, 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? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, 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 heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?
Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.
And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a 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, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
So 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 him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
For the righteous LORD 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 the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
At midnight I will rise 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.
TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
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