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A principle of righteousness and equity, controlling our conduct, and securing a due regard to all the rights of others-their persons, property, character, and interests. It has to do, not with pecuniary transactions alone, but with all our intercourse with society. It forms a chief element of the character approved in God's word; and a truly just man has but to "love mercy, and walk humbly with God," to fulfil all righteousness. Justice in magistrates, rulers, and judges, must be fearless and impartial, and all its decisions such as will bear revision before the court of heaven, De 1:16,17 2 Samuel 23:3 2 Chronicles 19:6-10. Judgement is peculiarly the prerogative of God, and every earthly tribunal lies under the shadow of the "great white throne." A just judgment is the voice of God; and hence an unjust one is doubly hateful in his sight.

THE JUSTICE OF GOD is that essential and infinite attribute which makes his nature and his ways the perfect embodiment of equity, and constitutes him the model and the guardian of equity throughout the universe, De 32:4 Psalm 89:14. The justice of God could not leave the world without laws, and cannot fail to vindicate them by executing their penalties; and as all mankind perpetually break them, every human soul is under condemnation, and must perish, unless spared through the accepted ransom, the blood of Christ.

THE ADMINSITRATION OF JUSTICE among the Hebrews, was characterized by simplicity and promptitude. In early times the patriarch of each family was its judge, Genesis 38:24. Afterwards, in the absence of more formal courts, the elders of a household, tribe, or city, were its judges by natural right. In the wilderness, Moses organized for the Jews a regular system of judges, some having jurisdiction over ten families, others over fifty, one hundred, or one thousand. The difficult cases were referred to Moses, and he often sought divine direction concerning them, Exodus 18:21-26 Le 24:12. These judges were perhaps the "princes of the congregation," and the chiefs of the families and tribes of whom we afterwards read, Numbers 27:3. In the land of Canaan, local magistrates were appointed for every city and village; and these were instructed to cooperate with the priests, as being all together under the theocracy, the actual government of Jehovah, the supreme Judge of Israel, De 16:18 17:8-10 19:17 21:16. Their informal courts were held in the gate of the city, as the most public and convenient place, De 21:9 22:15 25:7; and in the same place contracts were ratified, Ruth 4:1,9 Jeremiah 32:7-15. Deborah the prophetess judged Israel beneath a palm-tree, Jud 4:5. Samuel established virtually a circuit court, 1 Samuel 7:16 8:1; and among the kings, Jehoshaphat made special provision for the faithful administration of justice, 2 Chronicles 19:1-11. The kings themselves were supreme judges, with almost unlimited powers, 1 Samuel 22:16 2 Samuel 4:9,10 1 Kings 22:26. They were expected, however, to see that justice was everywhere done, and seem to have been accessible to all who were wronged. Frequent complaints are on record in the sacred books of the maladministration of judges, of bribery and perjury, 1 Samuel 8:3 1 Kings 21:8-14 Isaiah 1:23 10:1 Mic 3:11 7:3.

There was no class among the Jews exactly corresponding to our lawyers. The accuser and the accused stood side by side before the judge, with their witnesses, and pleaded their own cause. The accuser is named in several places, Satan, that is, the adversary, Psalm 109:6 Zechariah 3:1-3. No one could be condemned without the concurring testimony of at least two witnesses, Numbers 35:30; and these failing, he was obliged to make oath of his innocence, Exodus 22:11 Hebrews 6:16. The sentence of the judge was instantly executed; and in certain cases the witnesses cast the first stone, De 17:5,7 25:2 Jos 7:24 1 Samuel 22:18 1 Kings 2:24 Proverbs 16:14. The same frightful celerity still marks the administration of justice in the East. The application of torture to extract evidence is only once mentioned, and that under the authority of Rome, Acts 22:24. See SANHEDRIM and SYNAGOGUE.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Is rendering to every one that which is his due. It has been distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice means merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means the doing of what is fair and right in every separate case.

Justice of God

That perfection of his nature whereby he is infinitely righteous in himself and in all he does, the righteousness of the divine nature exercised in his moral government. At first God imposes righteous laws on his creatures and executes them righteously. Justice is not an optional product of his will, but an unchangeable principle of his very nature. His legislative justice is his requiring of his rational creatures conformity in all respects to the moral law. His rectoral or distributive justice is his dealing with his accountable creatures according to the requirements of the law in rewarding or punishing them (Psalm 89:14). In remunerative justice he distributes rewards (James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:8); in vindictive or punitive justice he inflicts punishment on account of transgression (2 Thessalonians 1:6). He cannot, as being infinitely righteous, do otherwise than regard and hate sin as intrinsically hateful and deserving of punishment. "He cannot deny himself" (2 Timothy 2:13). His essential and eternal righteousness immutably determines him to visit every sin as such with merited punishment.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.

2. (a.) Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.

3. (n.) The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.

4. (a.) Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.

5. (n.) A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.

6. (v. t.) To administer justice to.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

jus'-tis (tsedhaqah; tsedheq; dikaiosune): The original Hebrew and Greek words are the same as those rendered "righteousness." This is the common rendering, and in about half the cases where we have "just" and "justice" in the King James Version, the American Standard Revised Version has changed to "righteous" and "righteousness." It must be constantly borne in mind that the two ideas are essentially the same.


1. Human Justice:

Justice had primarily to do with conduct in relation to others, especially with regard to the rights of others. It is applied to business, where just weights and measures are demanded (Leviticus 19:35, 36 Deuteronomy 25:13-16 Amos 8:5 Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 16:11 Ezekiel 45:9, 10). It is demanded in courts, where the rights of rich and poor, Israelite and sojourner, are equally to be regarded. Neither station nor bribe nor popular clamor shall influence judge or witness. "Justice, justice shalt thou follow" (Deuteronomy 16:20; compare Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Exodus 23:1-3, 6-9). In general this justice is contrasted with that wickedness which "feared not God, and regarded not man" (Luke 18:2).

In a larger sense justice is not only giving to others their rights, but involves the active duty of establishing their rights. So Israel waits upon God's justice or cries out: "The justice due to me (literally, "my justice") is passed away from my God" (Isaiah 40:27). Yahweh is to show her to be in the right as over against the nations. Justice here becomes mercy. To "seek justice" means to "relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow" (Isaiah 1:17; compare Isaiah 11:4 Jeremiah 22:15, 16 Psalm 82:2-4). The same idea appears in Deuteronomy 24:12, 13 Psalm 37:21, 26; Psalm 112:4-6, where the translation is "righteous" instead of "just."

In this conception of justice the full meaning of the New Testament is not yet reached. It does not mean sinlessness or moral perfection. Job knows the sin in his heart (Job 13:23, 26; Job 7:21), and yet speaks of himself as a just or righteous man (12:4; 13:18). The Psalmist confidently depends upon the righteousness of God though he knows that no man is righteous in God's sight (Psalm 143:1, 2; compare Psalm 7:8; Psalm 18:20-24). It is not a lack of humility or dependence upon God when the Psalmist asks to be judged according to his righteousness. In relation to God, the just, or righteous, man is the one who holds to God and trusts in Him (Psalm 33:18-22). This is not the later Judaistic legalism with its merit and reward, where God's justice is simply a matter of giving each man what he has earned.

The word "justice" does not occur in the New Testament, and in most cases where we find "just" in the King James Version it is changed to "righteous" in the American Standard Revised Version. The idea of justice or righteousness (remembering that these are essentially the same) becomes more spiritual and ethical in the New Testament. It is a matter of character, and God's own spirit is the standard (1 John 3:7 Matthew 5:48). The mere give-and-take justice is not enough. We are to be merciful, and that to all. The ideal is righteousness, not rights. As Holtzmann says, "The keynote of the Sermon on the Mount is justitia and not jus."

2. Justice of God:

God's justice, or righteousness, is founded in His essential nature. But, just as with man, it is not something abstract, but is seen in His relation to the world. It is His kingship establishing and maintaining the right. It appears as retributive justice, "that reaction of His holy will, as grounded in His eternal being, against evil wherever found." He cannot be indifferent to good and evil (Habakkuk 1:13). The great prophets, Isaiah, Micah, Amos, Hosea, all insist upon Yahweh's demand for righteousness.

But this is not the main aspect of God's justice. Theology has been wont to set forth God's justice as the fundamental fact in His nature with which we must reconcile His mercy as best we may, the two being conceived as in conflict. As a matter of fact, the Scriptures most often conceive God's justice, or righteousness, as the action of His mercy. Just as with man justice means the relief of the oppressed and needy, so God's justice is His kingly power engaged on behalf of men, and justice and mercy are constantly joined together. He is "a just God and a Saviour" (Isaiah 45:21). "I bring near my righteousness (or "justice").... and my salvation shall not tarry" (Isaiah 46:13; compare Psalm 51:14; Psalm 103:17; 71:15:00; 116:5 Isaiah 51:5, 6). The "righteous acts of Yahweh" mean His deeds of deliverance (Judges 5:11). And so Israel sings of the justice, or judgments, or righteousness of Yahweh (they are the same), and proclaims her trust in these (Psalm 7:17; Psalm 35:23, 24, 28; Psalm 36:6; Psalm 140:12, 13; Psalm 50:5, 6; 94:14, 15; 103:06:00; 143:1).

The New Testament, too, does not lack the idea of retributive justice. The Son of Man "shall render unto every man according to his deeds" (Matthew 16:27; compare Matthew 25:14-46 Luke 12:45-48 Romans 2:2-16; Romans 6:23 2 Corinthians 5:10 Colossians 3:24, 25 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9 Hebrews 2:2, 3; Hebrews 10:26-31). But God's justice is far more than this. The idea of merit and reward is really superseded by a higher viewpoint in the teaching of Jesus. He speaks, indeed, of recompense, but it is the Father and not the judge that gives this (Matthew 6:1, 4, 6, 18). And it is no mere justice of earth, because the reward transcends all merit (Matthew 24:46, 47 Mark 10:30 Luke 12:37). This is grace not desert (Luke 17:10). And the parable of Matthew 20:1-15 gives at length the deathblow to the whole Judaistic scheme of merit and reward.

And God's justice is not merely gracious, but redemptive. It not simply apportions rights, it establishes righteousness. Thus, just as in the Old Testament, the judge is the Saviour. The difference is simply here: in the Old Testament the salvation was more national and temporal, here it is personal and spiritual. But mercy is opposed to justice no more here than in the Old Testament. It is by the forgiveness of sins that God establishes righteousness, and this is the supreme task of justice. Thus it is that God is at the same time "just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus" (Romans 3:26). "He is faithful and righteous (or "just"; see the King James Version) to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).


See Comm., and Biblical Theologies under "Justice" and "Righteousness," and especially Cremer, Biblical-Theol. Lex. of New Testament Greek

Harris Franklin Rall

1349. dike -- right (as self-evident), justice (the principle, a ...
... right (as self-evident), justice (the principle, a decision or its execution). Part
of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dike Phonetic Spelling: (dee'-kay ...
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1343. dikaiosune -- righteousness, justice
... righteousness, justice. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dikaiosune
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay) Short Definition: justice, justness ...
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1933. epieikes -- seemly, equitable, yielding
... 1933 (an adjective, derived from 1909 , ", fitting" and , "equitable, fair"; also
see the noun-form, 1932 , "equity-justice") -- properly, ; "gentle" in the ...
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1556. ekdikeo -- to vindicate, to avenge
... to vindicate, to avenge. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekdikeo Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-dik-eh'-o) Short Definition: I give justice over, defend, avenge ...
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1342. dikaios -- correct, righteous, by impl. innocent
... Souter). See 1343 ("). [Righteous" relates to to (justice). For more on the
root-idea see the cognate noun, 1343 ("righteousness").]. ...
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2920. krisis -- a decision, judgment
... Word Origin from krino Definition a decision, judgment NASB Word Usage court
(2), judgment (38), judgments (2), justice (4), sentence (1). ...
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1557. ekdikesis -- vengeance, vindication
... 1557 (a feminine noun derived from 1537 , " and " and 1349 , "justice, judge") --
properly, judgment which fully executes the core-values (standards) of the ...
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1932. epieikeia -- fairness, gentleness
... Cognate: 1932 (from 1909 , ", fitting," which intensifies , "reasonable,
fair, equitable," ) -- justice-beyond-justice"). 1932 ...
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94. adikos -- unjust, unrighteous
... Cognate: 94 (an adjective, derived from 1 "no" and 1349 , "justice") -- properly,
without justice; unjust, because what says is just; . See 93 (). ...
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968. bema -- a step, raised place, by impl. a tribunal
... 968 (from , "to step, ascend") -- properly, a platform to which someone walked up
to receive ; (figuratively) the administration of justice -- literally, given ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4297. mutteh -- that which is perverted, perverted justice
... 4296, 4297. mutteh. 4298 . that which is perverted, perverted justice.
Transliteration: mutteh Phonetic Spelling: (moot-teh') Short Definition: perversion. ...
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4941. mishpat -- judgment
... 4940, 4941. mishpat. 4942 . judgment. Transliteration: mishpat Phonetic
Spelling: (mish-pawt') Short Definition: justice. Word Origin ...
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6666. tsedaqah -- righteousness
... Word Origin from the same as tsedeq Definition righteousness NASB Word Usage honesty
(1), justice (1), merits (1), right (2), righteous (1), righteous acts (3 ...
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6663. tsadeq -- to be just or righteous
... Origin denominative verb from tsedeq Definition to be just or righteous NASB Word
Usage acquit (1), acquitted (1), declare you right (1), do justice (1), give ...
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6664. tsedeq -- rightness, righteousness
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition rightness, righteousness NASB Word Usage
accurate (1), fairly (1), just (10), just cause (1), justice (3), righteous ...
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1779. din -- judgment
... Word Origin from din Definition judgment NASB Word Usage case (1), cause (6), judgment
(4), justice (3), lawsuit or another (1), rights (4), strife (1). ...
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6415. pelilah -- office of judge or umpire
... Word Origin from palal Definition office of judge or umpire NASB Word Usage decision
(1). judgment. Feminine of paliyl; justice -- judgment. see HEBREW paliyl. ...
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139. Adoni-tsedeq -- "Lord of righteousness," king of Jer.
... NASB Word Usage Adoni-zedek (2). Adonizedec. From 'adown and tsedeq; lord of justice;
Adoni-Tsedek, a Canaanitish king -- Adonizedec. see HEBREW 'adown. ...
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4334. mishor -- a level place, uprightness
... with the article prefix) as a properly, name of certain districts); figuratively,
concord; also straightness, ie (figuratively) justice (sometimes adverbially ...
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1783. Dinah -- daughter of Jacob
... Dinah. Fem. Of duwn; justice; Dinah, the daughter of Jacob -- Dinah. see HEBREW
duwn. 1782, 1783. Dinah. 1784 . Strong's Numbers.
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... JUSTICE. Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest
to every man according to his work."Psalm 62:12. Some of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macdonald/unspoken sermons/justice.htm

The Justice of God
... 3. God and his creation 8. The Justice Of God. The next attribute is God's
justice. All ... essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/8 the justice of god.htm

Whether Justice is About the Passions?
... OF JUSTICE (TWELVE ARTICLES) Whether justice is about the passions? Objection
1: It would seem that justice is about the passions. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether justice is about the.htm

Whether Justice is in the Will as Its Subject?
... OF JUSTICE (TWELVE ARTICLES) Whether justice is in the will as its subject? Objection
1: It would seem that justice is not in the will as its subject. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether justice is in the.htm

Whether Justice is a virtue?
... OF JUSTICE (TWELVE ARTICLES) Whether justice is a virtue? Objection 1: It would
seem that justice is not a virtue. ... And yet it is an act of justice. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether justice is a virtue.htm

Justice Satisfied
... Justice Satisfied. A Sermon (No.255). ... It dreads at that time every attribute of
divinity. But most of all the sinner is afraid of God's justice. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/justice satisfied.htm

Unimpeachable Justice
... Unimpeachable Justice. A Sermon (No.86). ... In the case of a believer, when he is
condemned, there is no doubt about the justice of the punishment. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/unimpeachable justice.htm

Whether Truth is a Part of Justice?
... OF TRUTH (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether truth is a part of justice? Objection 1:
It seems that truth is not a part of justice. For it seems ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether truth is a part.htm

Whether "Epikeia" is a Part of Justice?
... OF "EPIKEIA" OR EQUITY (TWO ARTICLES) Whether "epikeia" is a part of justice?
Objection 1: It seems that "epikeia" is not a part of justice. ...
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Whether Satisfaction is an Act of Justice?
... OF SATISFACTION, AS TO ITS NATURE (THREE ARTICLES) Whether satisfaction is an act
of justice? ... Therefore satisfaction is an act of charity and not of justice. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether satisfaction is an act.htm

Justice (212 Occurrences)
... It has been distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice means
merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means the doing of what is ...
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Equity (19 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Equality of rights; impartiality; fairness in determination of conflicting
claims; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each ...
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Pervert (18 Occurrences)
... Exodus 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify
in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; (WEB JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Justly (22 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice,
or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Judicial (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced
or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a ...
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Right (4703 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice
and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty ...
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Judgment (430 Occurrences)
... Then the secrets of all hearts will be brought to light (1 Corinthians 4:5; Luke
8:17; 12:2, 3) to vindicate the justice of the sentence pronounced. ...
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Judging (141 Occurrences)
... ing, juj'-ment: Often in the Old Testament for "to act as a magistrate" (Exodus
18:13 Deuteronomy 1:16; Deuteronomy 16:18, etc.), justice being administered ...
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Executes (11 Occurrences)
... Executes (11 Occurrences). Deuteronomy 10:18 He doth execute justice for the fatherless
and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. ...
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Deprive (17 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Proverbs 18:5 To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not
good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice. (WEB RSV NIV). ...
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Justice (212 Occurrences)

Matthew 12:18
"Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him. He will proclaim justice to the nations.

Matthew 12:20
He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory.

Matthew 23:23
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.

Luke 7:29
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John's baptism.
(See NAS)

Luke 11:42
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.

Luke 18:3
And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.'

Luke 18:5
yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'"

Luke 18:7
and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night -- bearing long in regard to them?

Luke 18:8
I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'

Acts 7:24
Seeing one of them wrongfully treated he took his part, and secured justice for the ill-treated man by striking down the Egyptian.

Acts 8:33
In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will make known His posterity? For He is destroyed from among men."

Acts 17:31
because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead."
(See NIV)

Acts 24:10
Then, at a sign from the Governor, Paul answered, "Knowing, Sir, that for many years you have administered justice to this nation, I cheerfully make my defence.

Acts 24:25
But when he dealt with the subjects of justice, self-control, and the judgement which was soon to come, Felix became alarmed and said, "For the present leave me, and when I can find a convenient opportunity I will send for you."

Acts 28:4
When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed to live."

Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do.
(See RSV)

Romans 3:25
whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;
(See NIV)

Romans 3:26
to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time; that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.
(See NIV)

2 Corinthians 7:11
For mark the effects of this very thing--your having sorrowed with a godly sorrow--what earnestness it has called forth in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing affection, what jealousy, what meting out of justice! You have completely wiped away reproach from yourselves in the matter.

2 Corinthians 7:12
Therefore, though I wrote to you, it was not to punish the offender, nor to secure justice for him who had suffered the wrong, but it was chiefly in order that your earnest feeling on our behalf might become manifest to yourselves in the sight of God.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, deal justly and equitably with your slaves, knowing that you too have a Master in Heaven.
(See NAS)

2 Thessalonians 1:9
who shall suffer justice -- destruction age-during -- from the face of the Lord, and from the glory of his strength,

Hebrews 1:8
But of His Son, He says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and for ever, and the sceptre of Thy Kingdom is a sceptre of absolute justice.

Hebrews 11:33
men who, as the result of faith, conquered whole kingdoms, brought about true justice, obtained promises from God, stopped lions' mouths,

Jude 1:7
as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, in like manner to these, having given themselves to whoredom, and gone after other flesh, have been set before -- an example, of fire age-during, justice suffering.

Revelation 19:11
I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war.
(See NIV)

Genesis 18:19
For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from Thee to do according to this thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked; that it hath been -- as the righteous so the wicked -- far be it from Thee; doth the Judge of all the earth not do justice?'

Genesis 30:6
And Rachel said, God has done me justice, and has also heard my voice, and given me a son; therefore she called his name Dan.

Genesis 49:16
"Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
(See NIV)

Exodus 23:2
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;

Exodus 23:6
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Leviticus 19:15
"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 16:20
Perfect justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and possess the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 24:17
You shall not wrest the justice due to the foreigner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;

Deuteronomy 27:19
'Cursed is he who wrests the justice due to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'

Deuteronomy 32:4
The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice: a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Deuteronomy 32:41
if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.
(See NAS)

Deuteronomy 33:21
And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.

1 Samuel 7:17
His return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel: and he built there an altar to Yahweh.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 8:3
His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 24:15
Jehovah therefore shall be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and do me justice in delivering me out of thy hand.

2 Samuel 8:15
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

2 Samuel 15:4
Absalom said moreover, "Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!"

2 Samuel 15:6
In this manner Absalom did to all Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 3:11
God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life, neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice;

1 Kings 3:28
All Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

1 Kings 7:7
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 10:9
Blessed is Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel. Because Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness."

1 Chronicles 18:14
David reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

2 Chronicles 9:8
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.

2 Chronicles 19:7
Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.

Ezra 7:25
You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God who is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach him who doesn't know them.
(See NIV)

Esther 1:13
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;

Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 9:19
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice,'Who,' says he,'will summon me?'

Job 19:7
"Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard. I cry for help, but there is no justice.

Job 27:2
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
(See NIV)

Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Job 31:13
"If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me;
(See NIV)

Job 32:9
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.

Job 34:5
For Job has said,'I am righteous, God has taken away my right:
(See NIV)

Job 34:12
Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

Job 34:17
Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?-

Job 35:2
"Do you think this to be your right, or do you say,'My righteousness is more than God's,'
(See NAS)

Job 36:3
I will get my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
(See NIV)

Job 36:6
He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted.

Job 36:17
"But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Job 37:23
We can't reach the Almighty. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

Job 40:8
Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?
(See NIV)

Psalms 7:6
Arise, Yahweh, in your anger. Lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries. Awake for me. You have commanded judgment.
(See NIV)

Psalms 9:8
He will judge the world in righteousness. He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
(See NIV)

Psalms 10:18
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.

Psalms 11:7
For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face.
(See NIV)

Psalms 25:9
He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.

Psalms 33:5
He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.

Psalms 35:23
Stir up thyself, and awake to the justice 'due' unto me, 'Even' unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Psalms 36:6
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal.
(See NIV)

Psalms 37:6
he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun.

Psalms 37:28
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:30
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Psalms 45:6
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a scepter of justice.

Psalms 54:1
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David; when the Ziphites came, and said to Saul, Is not David hiding himself with us?} O God, by thy name save me, and by thy strength do me justice.

Psalms 72:1
By Solomon. God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

Psalms 72:2
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

Psalms 72:4
He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalms 82:3
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalms 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loving kindness and truth go before your face.

Psalms 94:15
For judgment shall return unto righteousness; And all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Psalms 97:2
Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalms 99:4
The King's strength also loves justice. You do establish equity. You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalms 101:1
A Psalm by David. I will sing of loving kindness and justice. To you, Yahweh, I will sing praises.

Psalms 103:6
Yahweh executes righteous acts, and justice for all who are oppressed.

Psalms 106:3
Blessed are those who keep justice. Blessed is one who does what is right at all times.

Psalms 111:7
The works of his hands are truth and justice. All his precepts are sure.

Psalms 112:5
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Psalms 119:121
I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

Psalms 119:149
Let my voice come to you, in your mercy; O Lord, by your decisions give me life.
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Justice: Apostles

Justice: Brings Its own Reward

Justice: Christ, an Example of

Justice: Commanded

Justice: David

Justice: General Scriptures Concerning

Justice: Gifts Impede

Justice: God: Delights In

Justice: God: Displeased With the Want of

Justice: God: Gives Wisdom to Execute

Justice: God: Requires

Justice: God: Sets the Highest Value On

Justice: Joseph

Justice: Josiah

Justice: Moses

Justice: Promises To

Justice: Saints should Always Do

Justice: Saints should Pray for Wisdom to Execute

Justice: Saints should Receive Instruction In

Justice: Saints should Study the Principles of

Justice: Saints should Take Pleasure in Doing

Justice: Saints should Teach Others to Do

Justice: Samuel

Justice: Solomon

Justice: Specially Required in Rulers

Justice: The Wicked: Abhor

Justice: The Wicked: Afflict Those Who Act With

Justice: The Wicked: Banish

Justice: The Wicked: Call not For

Justice: The Wicked: Pass Over

Justice: The Wicked: Scorn

Justice: To be Done in Buying and Selling

Justice: To be Done in Executing Judgment

Justice: To be Done: To Servants

Justice: To be Done: To the Fatherless and Widows

Justice: To be Done: To the Poor

The Justice of God is a Part of his Character

The Justice of God: Acknowledge

The Justice of God: Declared to be without Respect of Persons

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Impartial

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Incomparable

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Incorruptible

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Plenteous

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: The Habitation of his Throne

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Undeviating

The Justice of God: Declared to Be: Unfailing

The Justice of God: Denied by the Ungodly

The Justice of God: Exhibited in all his Ways

The Justice of God: Exhibited in Forgiving Sins

The Justice of God: Exhibited in His Government

The Justice of God: Exhibited in His Judgments

The Justice of God: Exhibited in Redemption

The Justice of God: Exhibited in The Final Judgment

The Justice of God: Magnify

The Justice of God: Not to be Sinned Against

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