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Gen 38:26

(NIV)
Judah recognised them and said, ‘She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.’ And he did not sleep with her again.

(ESV)
Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.

Gen 44:16

(NIV)
‘What can we say to my lord?’ Judah replied. ‘What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves – we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.’

(ESV)
And Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found.”

Exod 23:7

(NIV)
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

(ESV)
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Deut 25:1

(NIV)
When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.
(ESV)
If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty,

2Sam 15:4

(NIV)
And Absalom would add, ‘If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.’

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

1Kgs 8:32

(NIV)
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

(ESV)
then hear in heaven and act and judge your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness.

2Chr 6:23

(NIV)
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

(ESV)
then hear from heaven and act and judge your servants, repaying the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness.

Job 4:17

(NIV)
“Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
(ESV)
‘Can mortal man be in the right before God?
Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Job 9:2

(NIV)
‘Indeed, I know that this is true.
But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?
(ESV)
“Truly I know that it is so:
But how can a man be in the right before God?

Job 9:15

(NIV)
Though I were innocent, I could not answer him;
I could only plead with my Judge for mercy.
(ESV)
Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him;
I must appeal for mercy to my accuser.

Job 9:20

(NIV)
Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me;
if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.
(ESV)
Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;
though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.

Job 10:15

(NIV)
If I am guilty – woe to me!
Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head,
for I am full of shame
and drowned in my affliction.
(ESV)
If I am guilty, woe to me!
If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head,
for I am filled with disgrace
and look on my affliction.

Job 11:2

(NIV)
‘Are all these words to go unanswered?
Is this talker to be vindicated?
(ESV)
“Should a multitude of words go unanswered,
and a man full of talk be judged right?

Job 13:18

(NIV)
Now that I have prepared my case,
I know I will be vindicated.
(ESV)
Behold, I have prepared my case;
I know that I shall be in the right.

Job 15:14

(NIV)
‘What are mortals, that they could be pure,
or those born of woman, that they could be righteous?
(ESV)
What is man that he can be pure?
Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

Job 22:3

(NIV)
What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?
What would he gain if your ways were blameless?
(ESV)
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,
or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

Job 25:4

(NIV)
How then can a mortal be righteous before God?
How can one born of woman be pure?
(ESV)
How then can man be in the right before God?
How can he who is born of woman be pure?

Job 27:5

(NIV)
I will never admit you are in the right;
till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
(ESV)
Far be it from me to say that you are right;
till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

Job 32:2

(NIV)
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
(ESV)
Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God.

Job 33:12

(NIV)
‘But I tell you, in this you are not right,
for God is greater than any mortal.
(ESV)
Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you,
for God is greater than man.

Job 33:32

(NIV)
If you have anything to say, answer me;
speak up, for I want to vindicate you.
(ESV)
If you have any words answer me;
speak, for I desire to justify you.

Job 34:5

(NIV)
‘Job says, “I am innocent,
but God denies me justice.
(ESV)
For Job has said, ‘I am in the right,
and God has taken away my right;

Job 35:7

(NIV)
If you are righteous, what do you give to him,
or what does he receive from your hand?
(ESV)
If you are righteous, what do you give to him?
Or what does he receive from your hand?

Job 40:8

(NIV)
‘Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
(ESV)
Will you even put me in the wrong?
Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?

Ps 19:9

(NIV)
The fear of the  Lord is pure,
enduring for ever.
The decrees of the  Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
(ESV)
the fear of the  Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the  Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.

Ps 51:4

(NIV)
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
(ESV)
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.

Ps 82:3

(NIV)
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
(ESV)
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Ps 143:2

(NIV)
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
(ESV)
Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

Prov 17:15

(NIV)
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent –
the  Lord detests them both.
(ESV)
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous
are both alike an abomination to the  Lord.

Isa 5:23

(NIV)
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
but deny justice to the innocent.
(ESV)
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

Isa 43:9

(NIV)
All the nations gather together
and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold this
and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
so that others may hear and say, ‘It is true.’
(ESV)
All the nations gather together,
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.

Isa 43:26

(NIV)
Review the past for me,
let us argue the matter together;
state the case for your innocence.
(ESV)
Put me in remembrance; let us argue together;
set forth your case, that you may be proved right.

Isa 45:25

(NIV)
But all the descendants of Israel
will find deliverance in the  Lord
and will make their boast in him.
(ESV)
In the  Lord all the offspring of Israel
shall be justified and shall glory.”

Isa 50:8

(NIV)
He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me?
Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
(ESV)
He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
Let him come near to me.

Isa 53:11

(NIV)
After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
(ESV)
Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.

Jer 3:11

(NIV)
The  Lord said to me, ‘Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Ezek 16:51

(NIV)
Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done.
(ESV)
Samaria has not committed half your sins. You have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations that you have committed.

Ezek 16:52

(NIV)
Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous than you. So then, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.

(ESV)
Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have intervened on behalf of your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.

Dan 8:14

(NIV)
He said to me, ‘It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.’

(ESV)
And he said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state.”

Dan 12:3

(NIV)
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
(ESV)
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Matt 11:19

(NIV)
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.’
(ESV)
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

Matt 12:37

(NIV)
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.’

(ESV)
for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Luke 7:29

(NIV)
(All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptised by John.
(ESV)
( When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John,

Luke 7:35

(NIV)
But wisdom is proved right by all her children.’
(ESV)
Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”

Luke 10:29

(NIV)
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’

(ESV)
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 16:15

(NIV)
He said to them, ‘You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

(ESV)
And he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 18:14

(NIV)
‘I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’

(ESV)
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Acts 13:39

(NIV)
Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
(ESV)
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Rom 2:13

(NIV)
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
(ESV)
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Rom 3:4

(NIV)
Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

‘So that you may be proved right when you speak
and prevail when you judge.’
(ESV)
By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,

That you may be justified in your words,
and prevail when you are judged.”

Rom 3:20

(NIV)
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

(ESV)
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Rom 3:24

(NIV)
and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
(ESV)
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Rom 3:26

(NIV)
– he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

(ESV)
It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Rom 3:28

(NIV)
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
(ESV)
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Rom 3:30

(NIV)
since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
(ESV)
since God is onewho will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Rom 4:2

(NIV)
If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about – but not before God.
(ESV)
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:5

(NIV)
However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
(ESV)
And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Rom 5:1

(NIV)
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
(ESV)
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rom 5:9

(NIV)
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
(ESV)
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Rom 6:7

(NIV)
because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

(ESV)
For one who has died has been set free from sin.
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