'Righteous' in the Bible
This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God.
Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?
Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."
What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."
Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?
Judah acknowledged them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, because I didn't give her to Shelah, my son." He knew her again no more.
Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. Yahweh is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
"Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.
"You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!"
What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, there they will rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh, [Even] the righteous acts of his rule in Israel. "Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.
Now therefore stand still, that I may plead with you before Yahweh concerning all the righteous acts of Yahweh, which he did to you and to your fathers.
He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"
Yahweh will return his blood on his own head, because he fell on two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword, and my father David didn't know it: Abner the son of Ner, captain of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the army of Judah.
then hear in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
It happened in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, "You are righteous. Behold, I conspired against my master, and killed him; but who struck all these?
then hear from heaven, and do, and judge your servants, bringing retribution to the wicked, to bring his way on his own head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, "Yahweh is righteous."
Yahweh, the God of Israel, you are righteous; for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as it is this day. Behold, we are before you in our guiltiness; for none can stand before you because of this."
and found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed, and have performed your words; for you are righteous.
Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.
Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.
Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still shall not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and conscious of my affliction.
See now, I have set my cause in order. I know that I am righteous.
What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Yet shall the righteous hold on his way. He who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
For Job has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right:
Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty? --
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
He doesn't withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne, he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
God is a righteous judge, yes, a God who has indignation every day.
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face. For the Chief Musician; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.
There they were in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.
Hear, Yahweh, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.
The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever. Yahweh's ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
Be glad in Yahweh, and rejoice, you righteous! Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!
Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.
Yahweh's eyes are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry.
The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say continually, "Yahweh be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!"
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.
The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread.
The righteous shall inherit the land, and live in it forever.
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.
The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.
But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
The righteous also will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying,
Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
so that men shall say, "Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth." For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
The righteous shall be glad in Yahweh, and shall take refuge in him. All the upright in heart shall praise him! For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
But let the righteous be glad. Let them rejoice before God. Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.
In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up. For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm by Asaph. A song.
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will 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.
Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous people! Give thanks to his holy Name. A Psalm.
Yahweh executes righteous acts, and justice for all who are oppressed.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.
For he will never be shaken. The righteous will be remembered forever.
Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous. "The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly.
I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, when I learn your righteous judgments.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances.
Yahweh, I know that your judgments are righteous, that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances.
I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors.
My eyes fail looking for your salvation, for your righteous word.
You are righteous, Yahweh. Your judgments are upright.
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. KUF
All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. SIN AND SHIN
Seven times a day, I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances.
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.
Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
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