100 Bible Verses about Gods Righteousness

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 5:20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

James 3:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

Romans 6:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 21:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

1 John 2:29 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Proverbs 10:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Matthew 23:1-39 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, ...

Hosea 10:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Psalm 106:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Genesis 15:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Romans 10:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 4:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 3:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 112:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.

1 John 5:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 2:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Proverbs 11:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

1 John 3:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 4:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Proverbs 11:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 4:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,

Psalm 145:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

Psalm 97:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Romans 4:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness.

Daniel 9:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 56:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.

Deuteronomy 6:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us.’

James 4:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Romans 4:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

Galatians 3:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Romans 3:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

Romans 3:1-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) ...

Romans 2:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

Daniel 12:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Psalm 9:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Titus 3:5-7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Philippians 1:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

James 1:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Romans 8:4-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 5:1-5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 4:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,

Romans 3:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Luke 6:33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Proverbs 14:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Psalm 37:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Malachi 4:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

Ezekiel 18:5-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“If a man is righteous and does what is just and right— if he does not eat upon the mountains or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, does not defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman in her time of menstrual impurity, does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment, does not lend at interest or take any profit, withholds his hand from injustice, executes true justice between man and man, walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord God.

Isaiah 62:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.

Isaiah 45:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.

Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 11:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

Revelation 15:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!

Titus 3:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Romans 4:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

John 16:1-33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ ...

Micah 6:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Isaiah 33:15-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure. Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty; they will see a land that stretches afar.

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Proverbs 20:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.

Proverbs 13:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

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