The Church and the pursuit of Justice

In the last post I quoted Luke 4:18-21 which gives us the definition of the gospel that was prophesied in Isaiah 61. In the last post I covered on how the gospel was to be advanced using private property rights. I noted that there was only one provision that instructed the police power.

The command to “set at liberty them that are bruised” directly addresses slavery, tyranny, and oppression.  Addressing these issues involves addressing the police power.

Psalm 89:14 instructs us that “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.” Justice is the very foundation of God’s kingdom. All of God’s ways are necessarily right and true.

Scripture commands authorities to do justice. The purpose of government is the general welfare and  deterrence of  evil. We are commanded to subject ourselves to government out of the law of love. The obligation to love is the only thing we owe anybody. The government does not own us and deserves allegiance only as that allegiance fulfills the law of love in seeking justice for our neighbors

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:1-8

This is echoed in Psalm 82 with a specific emphasis on the state doing justice. It should be noted here that ‘Elohiym’ comes from Hebrew root meaning mighty one(compare Strong H433 and H410). God is using wordplay to condemn both statoltry (worship of the state) and  the failure of the state to do justice and execute judgment for those who are oppressed. Verse 6 is a reference to Exodus 22:28 where ‘elohiym’ is used to refer to local magistrates rather as a genetic term for God.

1 A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Psalm 82

In Genesis 18:19, we are instructed that teaching and advocating Justice is an essential part of God Covenantal program. Here, God says of Abraham, “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”  This goes way beyond Moses. The Abrahamic Covenant is also the basis of the New Covenant (Romans 4). The commands to seek Justice are for today.

Many of the passages on justice in Scripture imply the end of the rule of sinful corrupt humanity. In Psalm 10 we read that God will “judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.” In Psalm 82: 8 we read “Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.” Scripture anticipates the ultimate failure of human justice. Isaiah 59:15-16 tells us  “Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. ” In the next installment  I will give instruction on how spiritual warfare will bring justice to the earth.

Addendum: Verses  addressing Justice, injustice, and oppression

Here are some passages that address Justice, injustice, and oppression and God’;s concern for getting justice for those who are oppressed

Oppressed
(Deu 28:29)  And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
(Deu 28:33)  The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
(Jdg 2:18)  And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
(Jdg 4:3)  And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.
(Jdg 6:9)  And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;
(Jdg 10:8)  And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
(1Sa 10:18)  And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you:
(1Sa 12:3)  Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
(1Sa 12:4)  And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand.
(2Ki 13:4)  And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
(2Ki 13:22)  But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
(2Ch 16:10)  Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.
(Job 20:19)  Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
(Job 35:9)  By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
(Psa 9:9)  The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
(Psa 10:18)  To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
(Psa 74:21)  O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
(Psa 103:6)  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
(Psa 106:42)  Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
(Psa 146:7)  Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
(Ecc 4:1)  So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
(Isa 1:17)  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(Isa 3:5)  And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
(Isa 23:12)  And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
(Isa 38:14)  Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
(Isa 52:4)  For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
(Isa 53:7)  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
(Isa 58:6)  Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
(Jer 50:33)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
(Eze 18:7)  And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
(Eze 18:12)  Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
(Eze 18:16)  Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
(Eze 18:18)  As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
(Eze 22:29)  The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
(Hos 5:11)  Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
(Amo 3:9)  Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
(Act 7:24)  And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
(Act 10:38)  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

(Exo 3:9)  Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
(Exo 22:21)  Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
(Exo 23:9)  Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
(Lev 25:14)  And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
(Lev 25:17)  Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.
(Deu 23:16)  He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
(Deu 24:14)  Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
(Jdg 10:12)  The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.
(Job 10:3)  Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
(Psa 10:18)  To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
(Psa 17:9)  From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
(Psa 119:122)  Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
(Pro 22:22)  Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
(Isa 49:26)  And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
(Jer 7:6)  If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
(Jer 30:20)  Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
(Eze 45:8)  In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
(Hos 12:7)  He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
(Amo 4:1)  Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
(Mic 2:2)  And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
(Zec 7:10)  And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
(Mal 3:5)  And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
(Jas 2:6)  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Justice

(Gen 18:19)  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
(Deu 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.
(2Sa 8:15)  And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
(2Sa 15:4)  Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!
(1Ki 10:9)  Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
(1Ch 18:14)  So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
(2Ch 9:8)  Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
(Job 8:3)  Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
(Job 36:17)  But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
(Job 37:23)  Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
(Psa 82:3)  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
(Psa 89:14)  Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
(Psa 119:121)  AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
(Pro 1:3)  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
(Pro 8:15)  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
(Pro 21:3)  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
(Ecc 5:8)  If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
(Isa 9:7)  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
(Isa 56:1)  Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
(Isa 58:2)  Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
(Isa 59:4)  None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
(Isa 59:9)  Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
(Isa 59:14)  And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
(Jer 22:15)  Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
(Jer 23:5)  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
(Jer 31:23)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
(Jer 50:7)  All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
(Eze 45:9)  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.

Judgment

(Gen 18:19)  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
(Exo 12:12)  For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
(Exo 21:31)  Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
(Exo 23:2)  Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
(Exo 23:6)  Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
(Exo 28:15)  And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
(Exo 28:29)  And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
(Exo 28:30)  And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
(Lev 19:15)  Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
(Lev 19:35)  Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
(Num 27:11)  And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
(Num 27:21)  And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
(Num 35:12)  And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
(Num 35:29)  So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Deu 1:17)  Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
(Deu 10:18)  He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
(Deu 16:18)  Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
(Deu 16:19)  Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
(Deu 17:8)  If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
(Deu 17:9)  And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
(Deu 17:11)  According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
(Deu 24:17)  Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
(Deu 25:1)  If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
(Deu 27:19)  Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
(Deu 32:4)  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
(Deu 32:41)  If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
(Jos 20:6)  And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his own house, unto the city from whence he fled.
(Jdg 4:5)  And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
(Jdg 5:10)  Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
(1Sa 8:3)  And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
(2Sa 8:15)  And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
(2Sa 15:2)  And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
(2Sa 15:6)  And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
(1Ki 3:11)  And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
(1Ki 3:28)  And 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 judgment.
(1Ki 7:7)  Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
(1Ki 10:9)  Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
(1Ki 20:40)  And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
(2Ki 25:6)  So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.
(1Ch 18:14)  So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
(2Ch 9:8)  Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
(2Ch 19:6)  And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.
(2Ch 19:8)  Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
(2Ch 20:9)  If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
(2Ch 22:8)  And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.
(2Ch 24:24)  For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.
(Ezr 7:26)  And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
(Est 1:13)  Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king’s manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
(Job 8:3)  Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
(Job 9:19)  If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
(Job 9:32)  For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
(Job 14:3)  And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
(Job 19:7)  Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
(Job 19:29)  Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
(Job 22:4)  Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?
(Job 27:2)  As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
(Job 29:14)  I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
(Job 32:9)  Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
(Job 34:4)  Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
(Job 34:5)  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
(Job 34:12)  Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
(Job 34:23)  For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
(Job 35:14)  Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
(Job 36:17)  But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
(Job 37:23)  Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
(Job 40:8)  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
(Psa 1:5)  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
(Psa 7:6)  Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
(Psa 9:7)  But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
(Psa 9:8)  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
(Psa 9:16)  The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
(Psa 25:9)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
(Psa 33:5)  He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
(Psa 35:23)  Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
(Psa 37:6)  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
(Psa 37:28)  For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
(Psa 37:30)  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
(Psa 72:2)  He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
(Psa 76:8)  Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
(Psa 76:9)  When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
(Psa 89:14)  Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
(Psa 94:15)  But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
(Psa 97:2)  Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
(Psa 99:4)  The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
(Psa 101:1)  A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
(Psa 103:6)  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
(Psa 106:3)  Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
(Psa 106:30)  Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
(Psa 111:7)  The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
(Psa 119:66)  Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
(Psa 119:84)  How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
(Psa 119:121)  AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
(Psa 119:149)  Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
(Psa 122:5)  For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
(Psa 143:2)  And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
(Psa 146:7)  Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
(Psa 149:9)  To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
(Pro 1:3)  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
(Pro 2:8)  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
(Pro 2:9)  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
(Pro 8:20)  I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
(Pro 13:23)  Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
(Pro 16:10)  A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
(Pro 17:23)  A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
(Pro 18:5)  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
(Pro 19:28)  An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
(Pro 20:8)  A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
(Pro 21:3)  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
(Pro 21:7)  The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
(Pro 21:15)  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
(Pro 24:23)  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
(Pro 28:5)  Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
(Pro 29:4)  The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
(Pro 29:26)  Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.
(Pro 31:5)  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
(Ecc 3:16)  And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
(Ecc 5:8)  If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
(Ecc 8:5)  Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment.
(Ecc 8:6)  Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
(Ecc 11:9)  Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
(Ecc 12:14)  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
(Isa 1:17)  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(Isa 1:21)  How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
(Isa 1:27)  Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
(Isa 3:14)  The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
(Isa 4:4)  When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
(Isa 5:7)  For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
(Isa 5:16)  But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
(Isa 9:7)  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
(Isa 10:2)  To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
(Isa 16:3)  Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
(Isa 16:5)  And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
(Isa 28:6)  And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
(Isa 28:7)  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
(Isa 28:17)  Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
(Isa 30:18)  And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
(Isa 32:1)  Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
(Isa 32:16)  Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
(Isa 33:5)  The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
(Isa 34:5)  For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
(Isa 40:14)  With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
(Isa 40:27)  Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
(Isa 41:1)  Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
(Isa 42:1)  Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
(Isa 42:3)  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
(Isa 42:4)  He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
(Isa 49:4)  Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
(Isa 51:4)  Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
(Isa 53:8)  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
(Isa 54:17)  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
(Isa 56:1)  Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
(Isa 59:8)  The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
(Isa 59:9)  Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
(Isa 59:11)  We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
(Isa 59:14)  And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
(Isa 59:15)  Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
(Isa 61:8)  For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
(Jer 4:2)  And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
(Jer 5:1)  Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
(Jer 5:4)  Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
(Jer 5:5)  I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
(Jer 7:5)  For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
(Jer 8:7)  Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
(Jer 9:24)  But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
(Jer 10:24)  O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
(Jer 21:12)  O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
(Jer 22:3)  Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
(Jer 22:15)  Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
(Jer 23:5)  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
(Jer 33:15)  In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
(Jer 39:5)  But the Chaldeans’ army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
(Jer 48:21)  And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
(Jer 48:47)  Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
(Jer 49:12)  For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.
(Jer 51:9)  We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
(Jer 51:47)  Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
(Jer 51:52)  Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
(Jer 52:9)  Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him.
(Eze 18:8)  He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
(Eze 23:10)  These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
(Eze 23:24)  And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and they shall judge thee according to their judgments.
(Eze 34:16)  I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
(Eze 39:21)  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
(Eze 44:24)  And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
(Eze 45:9)  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
(Dan 4:37)  Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
(Dan 7:10)  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
(Dan 7:22)  Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
(Dan 7:26)  But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
(Hos 2:19)  And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
(Hos 5:1)  Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
(Hos 5:11)  Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
(Hos 10:4)  They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
(Hos 12:6)  Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
(Amo 5:7)  Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
(Amo 5:15)  Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
(Amo 5:24)  But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
(Amo 6:12)  Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
(Mic 3:1)  And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
(Mic 3:8)  But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
(Mic 3:9)  Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
(Mic 7:9)  I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light,
and I shall behold his righteousness.
(Hab 1:4)  Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
(Hab 1:7)  They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.
(Hab 1:12)  Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.
(Zep 2:3)  Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.
(Zep 3:5)  The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
(Zec 7:9)  Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
(Zec 8:16)  These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
(Mal 2:17)  Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
(Mal 3:5)  And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
(Mat 5:21)  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
(Mat 5:22)  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
(Mat 7:2)  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
(Mat 10:15)  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(Mat 11:22)  But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
(Mat 11:24)  But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
(Mat 12:18)  Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
(Mat 12:20)  A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
(Mat 12:36)  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
(Mat 12:41)  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(Mat 12:42)  The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
(Mat 23:23)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
(Mat 27:19)  When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
(Mar 6:11)  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(Luk 10:14)  But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
(Luk 11:31)  The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
(Luk 11:32)  The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(Luk 11:42)  But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
(Joh 5:22)  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
(Joh 5:27)  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
(Joh 5:30)  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
(Joh 7:24)  Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
(Joh 8:16)  And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
(Joh 9:39)  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
(Joh 12:31)  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
(Joh 16:8)  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
(Joh 16:11)  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
(Joh 18:28)  Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
(Joh 18:33)  Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
(Joh 19:9)  And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.
(Joh 19:13)  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
(Act 8:33)  In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
(Act 18:12)  And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,
(Act 18:16)  And he drave them from the judgment seat.
(Act 18:17)  Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.
(Act 23:35)  I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod’s judgment hall.
(Act 24:25)  And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
(Act 25:6)  And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.
(Act 25:10)  Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
(Act 25:15)  About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.
(Act 25:17)  Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.
(Rom 1:32)  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
(Rom 2:2)  But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
(Rom 2:3)  And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
(Rom 2:5)  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
(Rom 5:16)  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
(Rom 5:18)  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
(Rom 14:10)  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
(1Co 1:10)  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
(1Co 4:3)  But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
(1Co 7:25)  Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
(1Co 7:40)  But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
(2Co 5:10)  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
(Gal 5:10)  I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
(Php 1:9)  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
(2Th 1:5)  Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
(1Ti 5:24)  Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
(Heb 6:2)  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
(Heb 9:27)  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
(Heb 10:27)  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
(Jas 2:6)  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
(Jas 2:13)  For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
(1Pe 4:17)  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
(2Pe 2:3)  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
(2Pe 2:4)  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
(2Pe 2:9)  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
(2Pe 3:7)  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
(1Jn 4:17)  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
(Jud 1:6)  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
(Jud 1:15)  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
(Rev 14:7)  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
(Rev 17:1)  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
(Rev 18:10)  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
(Rev 20:4)  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

widow
(Gen 38:11)  Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.
(Gen 38:14)  And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
(Exo 22:22)  Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
(Lev 21:14)  A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
(Lev 22:13)  But if the priest’s daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and is returned unto her father’s house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father’s meat: but there shall no stranger eat thereof.
(Num 30:9)  But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
(Deu 10:18)  He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
(Deu 14:29)  And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
(Deu 16:11)  And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
(Deu 16:14)  And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
(Deu 24:17)  Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
(Deu 24:19)  When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
(Deu 24:20)  When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(Deu 24:21)  When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(Deu 26:12)  When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
(Deu 26:13)  Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
(Deu 27:19)  Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
(2Sa 14:5)  And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.
(1Ki 7:14)  He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
(1Ki 11:26)  And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.
(1Ki 17:9)  Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
(1Ki 17:10)  So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
(1Ki 17:20)  And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
(Job 24:3)  They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
(Job 24:21)  He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
(Job 29:13)  The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
(Job 31:16)  If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
(Psa 94:6)  They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
(Psa 109:9)  Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
(Psa 146:9)  The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
(Pro 15:25)  The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
(Isa 1:17)  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(Isa 1:23)  Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
(Isa 47:8)  Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
(Jer 7:6)  If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
(Jer 22:3)  Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
(Lam 1:1)  How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
(Eze 22:7)  In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
(Eze 44:22)  Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
(Zec 7:10)  And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
(Mal 3:5)  And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
(Mar 12:42)  And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
(Mar 12:43)  And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
(Luk 2:37)  And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
(Luk 4:26)  But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
(Luk 7:12)  Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
(Luk 18:3)  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
(Luk 18:5)  Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
(Luk 21:2)  And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
(Luk 21:3)  And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
(1Ti 5:4)  But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
(1Ti 5:5)  Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
(1Ti 5:9)  Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
(Rev 18:7)  How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Fatherless

(Exo 22:22)  Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
(Exo 22:24)  And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
(Deu 10:18)  He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
(Deu 14:29)  And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
(Deu 16:11)  And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
(Deu 16:14)  And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
(Deu 24:17)  Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
(Deu 24:19)  When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
(Deu 24:20)  When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(Deu 24:21)  When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(Deu 26:12)  When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
(Deu 26:13)  Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
(Deu 27:19)  Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
(Job 6:27)  Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
(Job 22:9)  Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
(Job 24:3)  They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
(Job 24:9)  They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
(Job 29:12)  Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
(Job 31:17)  Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
(Job 31:21)  If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
(Psa 10:14)  Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
(Psa 10:18)  To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
(Psa 68:5)  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
(Psa 82:3)  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
(Psa 94:6)  They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
(Psa 109:9)  Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
(Psa 109:12)  Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
(Psa 146:9)  The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
(Pro 23:10)  Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
(Isa 1:17)  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(Isa 1:23)  Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
(Isa 9:17)  Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
(Isa 10:2)  To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
(Jer 5:28)  They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
(Jer 7:6)  If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
(Jer 22:3)  Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
(Jer 49:11)  Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
(Lam 5:3)  We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
(Eze 22:7)  In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
(Hos 14:3)  Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
(Zec 7:10)  And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
(Mal 3:5)  And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
(Jas 1:27)  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Others
(Prov 11:1)  A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
(Job 31:6)  Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
(Psa 62:9)  Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
(Pro 11:1)  A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
(Pro 16:11)  A just weight and balance are the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
(Pro 20:23)  Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
(Isa 40:12)  Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
(Isa 40:15)  Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
(Isa 46:6)  They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

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