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The purpose of this page is to try and determine, with Scriptural references, what our Heavenly Father and our Messiah has to say about justice and injustice.


11 "Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good."  (KJV)

21 "Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."  (KJV)

22 "Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child."  (KJV)

  1 "Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness."  (KJV)

  2 "Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:"  (KJV)

  3 "Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause."  (KJV)

  6 "Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause."  (KJV)

  7 "Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked."  (KJV)

15 "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour."  (KJV)

35 "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure."  (KJV)

36 "Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt."  (KJV)

17 "For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:"  (KJV)

13 "Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small."  (KJV)

No unequal scales ~ no cheating.

10 "Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD."  (KJV)

  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?"  (KJV)

Jeremiah 17:7-10

If people refuse to obey, YHWH will remove the good things he gave them.

  7 "At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;"  (KJV)

  8 "If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them."  (KJV)

  9 "And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;"  (KJV)

  10 "If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them."  (KJV)

  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."  (KJV)

  4 "For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people."  (KJV)

  5 "But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation."  (KJV)

  4 "Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:"  (KJV)

11 "Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them."  (KJV)

12 "For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gatefrom their right."  (KJV)

  8 "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"  (KJV)

  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."  (KJV)

  5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him."  (KJV)

43 "Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man."  (KJV)

  2 "How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah."  (KJV)

  1 "A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."  (KJV)

15 "He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor."  (KJV)

15 "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD."  (KJV)

24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."  (KJV)

17 "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again."  (KJV)

10 "Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD."  (KJV)

  3 "To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice."  (KJV)

  8 "He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor."  (KJV)

27 "An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."  (KJV)

  5 "Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted."  (KJV)

  8 "I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:"  (KJV)

  9 "Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:"  (KJV)

10 "Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:"  (KJV)

11 "To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety."  (KJV)

12 "He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise."  (KJV)

13 "He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong."  (KJV)

14 "They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night."  (KJV)

15 "But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty."  (KJV)

16 "So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth."  (KJV)

16 "My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;"  (KJV)

17 "Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure."  (KJV)

13 "If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;"  (KJV)

14 "What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?"  (KJV)

15 "Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?"  (KJV)

34 "To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth."  (KJV)

35 "To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,"  (KJV)

36 "To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not."  (KJV)

  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."  (KJV)

33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."  (KJV)

14 "And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages."  (KJV)

10 "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."  (KJV)

15 "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. "  (KJV)

23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  (KJV)

  2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  (KJV)

  9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"  (KJV)

28 "Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."  (KJV)

  7 "For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness."  (KJV)

16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"  (KJV)

16 "That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."  (KJV)

16 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."  (KJV)