'Righteousness' in the Bible
Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”
It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us.
“Do not say in your heart when the Lord your God has driven them out before you, ‘Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is dispossessing them before you.
It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people.
When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.
The Lord will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
“The Lord has 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.
Then Solomon said, “You have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
then hear in heaven and act and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the Lord loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”
So David reigned over all Israel; and he administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
then hear from heaven and act and judge Your servants, punishing the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the Lord your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.”
“Desist now, let there be no injustice;Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.
“I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go.My heart does not reproach any of my days.
“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him,That he may see His face with joy,And He may restore His righteousness to man.
“Do you think this is according to justice?Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?
“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself,And your righteousness is for a son of man.
“I will fetch my knowledge from afar,And I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
“The Almighty—we cannot find Him;He is exalted in powerAnd He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!You have relieved me in my distress;Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,And trust in the Lord.
O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes;Make Your way straight before me.
The Lord judges the peoples;Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousnessAnd will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
And He will judge the world in righteousness;He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness;The upright will behold His face.
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,And speaks truth in his heart.
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
The Lord has 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 the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
They will come and will declare His righteousnessTo a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
He restores my soul;He guides me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.
He shall receive a blessing from the LordAnd righteousness from the God of his salvation.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;Let me never be ashamed;In Your righteousness deliver me.
He loves righteousness and justice;The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness,And do not let them rejoice over me.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousnessAnd Your praise all day long.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;Your judgments are like a great deep.O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the lightAnd your judgment as the noonday.
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;Behold, I will not restrain my lips,O Lord, You know.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;Therefore God, Your God, has anointed YouWith the oil of joy above Your fellows.
As is Your name, O God,So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;Your right hand is full of righteousness.
And the heavens declare His righteousness,For God Himself is judge. Selah.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David.Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation,You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;
Add iniquity to their iniquity,And may they not come into Your righteousness.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;Incline Your ear to me and save me.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousnessAnd of Your salvation all day long;For I do not know the sum of them.
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord God;I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens,You who have done great things;O God, who is like You?
My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
A Psalm of Solomon.Give the king Your judgments, O God,And Your righteousness to the king’s son.
May he judge Your people with righteousnessAnd Your afflicted with justice.
Let the mountains bring peace to the people,And the hills, in righteousness.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs from the earth,And righteousness looks down from heaven.
Righteousness will go before HimAnd will make His footsteps into a way.
Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness?And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
In Your name they rejoice all the day,And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
Before the Lord, for He is coming,For He is coming to judge the earth.He will judge the world in righteousnessAnd the peoples in His faithfulness.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
The heavens declare His righteousness,And all the peoples have seen His glory.
The Lord has made known His salvation;He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth;He will judge the world with righteousnessAnd the peoples with equity.
The strength of the King loves justice;You have established equity;You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,And His righteousness to children’s children,
How blessed are those who keep justice,Who practice righteousness at all times!
And it was reckoned to him for righteousness,To all generations forever.
Splendid and majestic is His work,And His righteousness endures forever.
Wealth and riches are in his house,And his righteousness endures forever.
He has given freely to the poor,His righteousness endures forever;His horn will be exalted in honor.
Open to me the gates of righteousness;I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord.
Behold, I long for Your precepts;Revive me through Your righteousness.
Ayin.I have done justice and righteousness;Do not leave me to my oppressors.
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousnessAnd exceeding faithfulness.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,And Your law is truth.
Let my tongue sing of Your word,For all Your commandments are righteousness.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness,And let Your godly ones sing for joy.
A Psalm of David.Hear my prayer, O Lord,Give ear to my supplications!Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me.In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodnessAnd will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
To receive instruction in wise behavior,Righteousness, justice and equity;
Then you will discern righteousness and justiceAnd equity and every good course.
“All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
“Riches and honor are with me,Enduring wealth and righteousness.
“I walk in the way of righteousness,In the midst of the paths of justice,
Ill-gotten gains do not profit,But righteousness delivers from death.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,But righteousness delivers from death.
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