100 Bible Verses about Justice

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 2,862 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Proverbs 21:15 ESV / 2,788 helpful votes

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

Amos 5:24 ESV / 2,760 helpful votes

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 2,714 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 30:18 ESV / 2,081 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Psalm 33:5 ESV / 1,836 helpful votes

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

Isaiah 61:8 ESV / 1,782 helpful votes

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Psalm 106:3 ESV / 1,694 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:15 ESV / 1,587 helpful votes

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 1,555 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Zechariah 7:9 ESV / 1,432 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another,

Ecclesiastes 3:17 ESV / 1,421 helpful votes

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.

Proverbs 28:5 ESV / 1,420 helpful votes

Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.

Proverbs 21:3 ESV / 1,418 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 22:3 ESV / 1,231 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Psalm 82:3 ESV / 1,201 helpful votes

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Proverbs 24:24-25 ESV / 1,173 helpful votes

Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 1,162 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 18:5 ESV / 1,143 helpful votes

It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.

Psalm 37:27-29 ESV / 1,132 helpful votes

Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. 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. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

Psalm 37:28 ESV / 1,131 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.

Deuteronomy 16:20 ESV / 1,075 helpful votes

Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 1,054 helpful votes

“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 1,052 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 56:1 ESV / 903 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1-8 ESV / 900 helpful votes

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” ...

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 895 helpful votes

“So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”

Amos 5:15 ESV / 894 helpful votes

Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 ESV / 893 helpful votes

If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 889 helpful votes

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

Psalm 89:14 ESV / 881 helpful votes

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV / 867 helpful votes

“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Job 37:23 ESV / 864 helpful votes

The Almighty—we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

Job 8:3 ESV / 839 helpful votes

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 807 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Zechariah 7:9-10 ESV / 798 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Luke 11:42 ESV / 787 helpful votes

“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 23:23 ESV / 786 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Psalm 140:12 ESV / 779 helpful votes

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 766 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Matthew 12:18 ESV / 754 helpful votes

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 717 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Psalm 99:4 ESV / 715 helpful votes

The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Hebrews 10:30 ESV / 710 helpful votes

For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV / 703 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Psalm 112:5 ESV / 682 helpful votes

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

Luke 6:37 ESV / 681 helpful votes

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 680 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:8 ESV / 677 helpful votes

Guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.

Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV / 677 helpful votes

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.

2 Chronicles 19:7 ESV / 659 helpful votes

Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking bribes.”

Amos 5:7 ESV / 645 helpful votes

O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!

Exodus 23:6 ESV / 639 helpful votes

“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.

Exodus 23:2 ESV / 637 helpful votes

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 633 helpful votes

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

2 Samuel 15:4 ESV / 606 helpful votes

Then Absalom would say, “Oh that I were judge in the land! Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.”

Isaiah 51:4-5 ESV / 596 helpful votes

“Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.

Psalm 50:6 ESV / 589 helpful votes

The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

Habakkuk 1:4 ESV / 588 helpful votes

So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.

Job 12:22 ESV / 586 helpful votes

He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.

James 1:27 ESV / 585 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 572 helpful votes

For I have chosen him, 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 to Abraham what he has promised him.”

2 Chronicles 9:8 ESV / 566 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

Job 34:12 ESV / 563 helpful votes

Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 557 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.

Jeremiah 23:5 ESV / 554 helpful votes

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

1 Kings 10:9 ESV / 551 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

Colossians 3:25 ESV / 521 helpful votes

For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Proverbs 2:9 ESV / 517 helpful votes

Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 516 helpful votes

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Daniel 4:37 ESV / 515 helpful votes

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

Jeremiah 7:5-7 ESV / 515 helpful votes

“For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly execute justice one with another, if you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm, then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever.

Psalm 37:5-6 ESV / 514 helpful votes

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Psalm 25:8-9 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Isaiah 45:21 ESV / 508 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 501 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 17:23 ESV / 496 helpful votes

The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice.

Isaiah 61:8-9 ESV / 493 helpful votes

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the Lord has blessed.

Psalm 103:6 ESV / 487 helpful votes

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

Deuteronomy 24:17 ESV / 452 helpful votes

“You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge,

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 442 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 436 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Amos 5:2 ESV / 434 helpful votes

“Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel; forsaken on her land, with none to raise her up.”

Proverbs 29:26 ESV / 432 helpful votes

Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.

Isaiah 30:18-19 ESV / 431 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 428 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.”

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 422 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Isaiah 61:1-11 ESV / 421 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks; foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers; ...

Luke 10:30-37 ESV / 420 helpful votes

Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. ...

Exodus 23:3 ESV / 418 helpful votes

Nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.

1 John 3:17-18 ESV / 417 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 415 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

1 Chronicles 18:14 ESV / 404 helpful votes

So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people.

Isaiah 5:23 ESV / 399 helpful votes

Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!

Isaiah 9:7 ESV / 398 helpful votes

Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Psalm 58:11 ESV / 394 helpful votes

Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

Luke 4:18-19 ESV / 388 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

Deuteronomy 33:21 ESV / 379 helpful votes

He chose the best of the land for himself, for there a commander's portion was reserved; and he came with the heads of the people, with Israel he executed the justice of the Lord, and his judgments for Israel.”

Psalm 7:6 ESV / 359 helpful votes

Arise, O Lord, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 337 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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