The Wheels of Justice

What does the Bible say about justice? 

Exodus 23:6

“Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Leviticus 19:15

“‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.

1 Samuel 8:3

But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

2 Samuel 15:4

And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”

1 Kings 3:28

When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.

Job 8:3

Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 19:7

“Though I cry,  ‘Violence!’  I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 34:5

“Job says, ‘I am innocent, but God denies me justice.

Job 34:12

It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.

Job 34:17

Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?

Psalm 7:6

Arise, Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

Psalm 9:16

The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Psalm 11:7

For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.

Psalm 33:5

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 50:6

And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.

Psalm 72:2

May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

Psalm 101:1

Psalm 101 ] [ Of David. A psalm. ] I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise.

Psalm 103:6

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

Proverbs 17:23

The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.

Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 19:28

A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

Proverbs 21:15

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers

Proverbs 29:4

By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

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