100 Bible Verses about Justice

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 5,914 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 5,627 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?

Amos 5:24 ESV / 5,541 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:15 ESV / 4,909 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 4,712 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 / 3,858 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 61:8 ESV / 3,793 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 / 3,558 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:17 ESV / 3,181 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 21:3 ESV / 3,089 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 7:9 ESV / 3,042 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:15 ESV / 3,023 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.

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 2,966 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.

Psalm 82:3 ESV / 2,896 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 2,815 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:5 ESV / 2,750 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 2,712 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.”

Proverbs 24:24-25 ESV / 2,547 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.

Psalm 37:28 ESV / 2,431 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.

Psalm 37:27-29 ESV / 2,419 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.

Jeremiah 22:3 ESV / 2,310 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.

Job 37:23 ESV / 2,277 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:1-8 ESV / 2,226 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.’” ...

Deuteronomy 16:20 ESV / 2,170 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.

Hosea 12:6 ESV / 2,162 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 2,129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:5 ESV / 2,081 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 2,051 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 7:9-10 ESV / 2,009 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.”

Psalm 89:14 ESV / 1,824 helpful votes

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

Psalm 112:5 ESV / 1,783 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:42 ESV / 1,761 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 5:6 ESV / 1,742 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV / 1,713 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.’

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 1,702 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:8 ESV / 1,657 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 7:5-7 ESV / 1,622 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.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 1,612 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.

Psalm 37:5-6 ESV / 1,595 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 140:12 ESV / 1,582 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 56:1 ESV / 1,580 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:37 ESV / 1,549 helpful votes

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

Amos 5:15 ESV / 1,546 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.

Matthew 23:23 ESV / 1,521 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 ESV / 1,521 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.

Hebrews 10:30 ESV / 1,518 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 1,503 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:9 ESV / 1,498 helpful votes

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

Daniel 4:37 ESV / 1,492 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.

Psalm 25:8-9 ESV / 1,492 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.

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 1,426 helpful votes

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

Job 8:3 ESV / 1,415 helpful votes

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

Job 12:22 ESV / 1,390 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 51:4-5 ESV / 1,348 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 1,335 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 1,324 helpful votes

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

Amos 5:2 ESV / 1,308 helpful votes

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

James 1:27 ESV / 1,266 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.

Matthew 12:18 ESV / 1,230 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.

Isaiah 61:8-9 ESV / 1,184 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 99:4 ESV / 1,182 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 19:7 ESV / 1,172 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.”

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 1,131 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.

Exodus 23:6 ESV / 1,108 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:18-19 ESV / 1,101 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.

Psalm 103:6 ESV / 1,097 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV / 1,086 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:2 ESV / 1,073 helpful votes

Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,072 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 5:7 ESV / 1,070 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 1:2 ESV / 1,056 helpful votes

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.

Isaiah 61:1-11 ESV / 1,055 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; ...

Colossians 3:25 ESV / 1,053 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 23:5 ESV / 1,029 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 / 1,019 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.”

2 Samuel 15:4 ESV / 1,006 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.”

Psalm 82:1-83:18 ESV / 1,003 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. ...

Job 34:12 ESV / 987 helpful votes

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

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 973 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.”

Psalm 50:6 ESV / 969 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV / 959 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.

Proverbs 21:1-23:35 ESV / 949 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. ...

Proverbs 2:1-9:18 ESV / 948 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...

Isaiah 9:7 ESV / 946 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 33:2 ESV / 940 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Isaiah 45:21 ESV / 936 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.

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 924 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 1:4 ESV / 922 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 9:8 ESV / 915 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.”

Proverbs 17:23 ESV / 883 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:26 ESV / 837 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 5:23 ESV / 830 helpful votes

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

Psalm 58:11 ESV / 796 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 783 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 777 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.”

Psalm 37:2 ESV / 761 helpful votes

For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Exodus 23:3 ESV / 754 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:2 ESV / 743 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,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 722 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.

1 Chronicles 18:14 ESV / 712 helpful votes

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

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