'Righteousness' in the Bible
And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him for righteousness.
For I know him, that he will command his sons and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and judgment, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
So shall my righteousness answer for me tomorrow, when my hire shall come before thy face; each one that is not speckled and spotted among my goats and brown among my sheep shall be counted stolen with me.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, neither pleasing the poor, nor favoring the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Think not in thine heart, after the LORD thy God has cast them out from before thee, saying, Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to inherit this land; rather for the wickedness of these Gentiles the LORD drives them out from before thee.
Not for thy righteousness or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou enter in to inherit their land; but for the wickedness of these Gentiles, the LORD thy God drives them out from before thee and that he may confirm the word which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Understand, therefore, that the LORD thy God does not give thee this good land to inherit because of thy righteousness, for thou art a stiffnecked people.
Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.
Without fail thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down that he may sleep in his own clothing and bless thee, and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.
They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; therefore they shall suck the abundance of the seas and hidden treasures of the sand.
And he saw the best for himself because there the portion of the lawgiver was enclosed; and he came at the head of the people; he shall execute the righteousness of the LORD and his judgments with Israel.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.
And David departed from there and escaped to the cave Adullam; ; and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him.
The LORD render to each one his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the LORD delivered thee into my hand today, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed.
(He also bade them teach the sons of Judah the use of the bow. Behold, it is written in the book of righteousness.)
And David reigned over all Israel, and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.
For all of my father's house were worthy of death before my lord the king; yet thou didst set thy slave among those that eat at thy own table. What righteousness, therefore, have I yet to cry any more unto the king?
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has recompensed me.
Therefore, the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness before his eyes.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shown unto thy slave David, my father, great mercy, according to the way he walked before thee in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great mercy that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
thou shalt hear from heaven and do and judge thy slaves, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel; because the LORD has always loved Israel, therefore he made thee king, to do justice and righteousness.
So David reigned over all Israel and executed judgment and righteousness among all his people.
thou shalt hear from heaven and do right unto thy slaves, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head, and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
The LORD thy God be blessed, who delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore, he made thee king over them, to do judgment and righteousness.
Then I gave them a reply and said unto them, The God of the heavens, he will prosper us; therefore, we, his slaves, will arise and build; but ye have no portion nor righteousness, nor memorial in Jerusalem.
Turn now, and there is no iniquity; return again to look for my righteousness in this.
if thou wert pure and upright, surely now he would awake upon thee and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
I hold fast to my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me as a robe; and my diadem was judgment.
He shall pray unto God, and he will love him; and he shall see his face with shouts of joy; for he will render unto the man the recompense of his righteousness.
Thy wickedness shall hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness shall profit the son of man.
I will take my knowledge from afar and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness; thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
For thou hast accomplished my judgment and my cause; thou didst sit in the throne judging according to righteousness.
And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall judge the peoples in uprightness.
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds the upright.
He that walks in integrity and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
Hear righteousness, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that does not go out of feigned lips.
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.
The LORD will reward me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he shall recompense me.
Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands before his eyes.
They shall come and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he has done this.
He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his saving health.
In thee, O LORD, have I waited; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in thy righteousness.
He loves righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the LORD.
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep; O LORD, thou dost preserve man and beast.
Extend thy mercy unto those that know thee and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light and thy uprightness as the noonday.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy truth and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy mercy and thy truth from the great congregation.
And in thy majesty be prospered; ride upon the word of truth and of humility and of righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Thy throne, O God, is eternal and for ever, the rod of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth; thy right hand is full of righteousness.
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is the judge. Selah.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Then thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, the burnt offering, the offering that has been totally consumed by the fire; then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of Adam?
With tremendous things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our saving health, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth and of those that are afar off upon the sea:
Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness.
Deliver me in thy righteousness and cause me to escape; incline thine ear unto me and save me.
My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day, for I know not the numbers thereof.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
and thy righteousness, O God, unto excellence because thou hast done great things; O God, who is like unto thee!
In the same manner my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness every day, for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment.
The mountains shall bring peace to the people and the little hills by righteousness.
In his days shall righteousness flourish and abundance of peace until there is no longer any moon.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from the heavens.
Righteousness shall go before him and shall set his steps in the way.
Shall thy wonder be known in darkness? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Thy throne is composed of righteousness and judgment; mercy and truth go before thy face.
In thy name shall they rejoice each day; and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
But the judgment shall be returned unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
before the LORD; for he has come, for he has come to judge the earth; he shall judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his truth.
Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the seat of his throne.
The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
The LORD has made known his saving health; he has openly showed his righteousness in the sight of the Gentiles.
before the LORD; for he has come to judge the earth; with righteousness he shall judge the world and the peoples with equity.
The king's strength is that he loves judgment; thou dost establish equity; thou dost execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
The LORD executes righteousness and justice unto all that suffer violence.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon those that fear him, and his righteousness unto the children's children,
Happy are those that keep judgment and he that does righteousness at all times.
And that was counted unto him for righteousness from generation to generation for evermore.
He Honor and beauty are his work; Vau and his righteousness endures for ever.
He Wealth and riches shall be in his house; Vau and his righteousness endures for ever.
Pe He has dispersed; he has given to the poor; Tzaddi his righteousness endures for ever; Koph his horn shall be exalted in glory.
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