Gen 6:9

(NIV)
This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
(ESV)
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

Gen 7:1

(NIV)
The  Lord then said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.

Gen 15:6

(NIV)
Abram believed the  Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

(ESV)
And he believed the  Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Gen 18:19

(NIV)
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the  Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the  Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.’

(ESV)
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the  Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the  Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

Gen 18:23

(NIV)
Then Abraham approached him and said: ‘Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
(ESV)
Then Abraham drew near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Gen 18:24

(NIV)
What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?
(ESV)
Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it?

Gen 18:25

(NIV)
Far be it from you to do such a thing – to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?’

(ESV)
Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

Gen 18:26

(NIV)
The  Lord said, ‘If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Gen 18:28

(NIV)
what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?’

‘If I find forty-five there,’ he said, ‘I will not destroy it.’

(ESV)
Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.”

Gen 20:4

(NIV)
Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, ‘Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?
(ESV)
Now Abimelech had not approached her. So he said, “Lord, will you kill an innocent people?

Gen 30:33

(NIV)
And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any goat in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-coloured, will be considered stolen.’

(ESV)
So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come to look into my wages with you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, shall be counted stolen.”

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 9:27

(NIV)
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. ‘This time I have sinned,’ he said to them. ‘The  Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.
(ESV)
Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, “This time I have sinned; the  Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.

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.

Exod 23:8

(NIV)
‘Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

(ESV)
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

Lev 19:15

(NIV)
‘“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favouritism to the great, but judge your neighbour fairly.

(ESV)
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Lev 19:36

(NIV)
Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt.

(ESV)
You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deut 1:16

(NIV)
And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you.
(ESV)
And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.

Deut 4:8

(NIV)
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

(ESV)
And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

Deut 6:25

(NIV)
And if we are careful to obey all this law before the  Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.’

(ESV)
And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the  Lord our God, as he has commanded us.’

Deut 9:4

(NIV)
After the  Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, ‘The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.’ No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the  Lord is going to drive them out before you.
(ESV)
“Do not say in your heart, after the  Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the  Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the  Lord is driving them out before you.

Deut 9:5

(NIV)
It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the  Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
(ESV)
Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the  Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the  Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Deut 9:6

(NIV)
Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the  Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.

(ESV)
Know, therefore, that the  Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people.

Deut 16:18

(NIV)
Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the  Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.
(ESV)
“You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the  Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deut 16:19

(NIV)
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
(ESV)
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Deut 16:20

(NIV)
Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the  Lord your God is giving you.

(ESV)
Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the  Lord your God is giving you.

Deut 24:13

(NIV)
Return their cloak by sunset so that your neighbour may sleep in it. Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the  Lord your God.

(ESV)
You shall restore to him the pledge as the sun sets, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you. And it shall be righteousness for you before the  Lord your God.

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,

Deut 25:15

(NIV)
You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the  Lord your God is giving you.
(ESV)
A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the  Lord your God is giving you.

Deut 32:4

(NIV)
He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.
(ESV)
“The Rock, his work is perfect,
for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
just and upright is he.

Deut 33:19

(NIV)
They will summon peoples to the mountain
and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous;
they will feast on the abundance of the seas,
on the treasures hidden in the sand.’
(ESV)
They shall call peoples to their mountain;
there they offer right sacrifices;
for they draw from the abundance of the seas
and the hidden treasures of the sand.”

Deut 33:21

(NIV)
He chose the best land for himself;
the leader’s portion was kept for him.
When the heads of the people assembled,
he carried out the  Lord’s righteous will,
and his judgments concerning Israel.’
(ESV)
He chose the best of the land for himself,
for there a commander’s portion was reserved;
and he came with the heads of the people,
with Israel he executed the justice of the  Lord,
and his judgments for Israel.”

Judg 5:11

(NIV)
the voice of the singers at the watering places.
They recite the victories of the  Lord,
the victories of his villagers in Israel.
‘Then the people of the  Lord
went down to the city gates.
(ESV)
To the sound of musicians at the watering places,
there they repeat the righteous triumphs of the  Lord,
the righteous triumphs of his villagers in Israel.
“Then down to the gates marched the people of the  Lord.

1Sam 12:7

(NIV)
Now then, stand here, because I am going to confront you with evidence before the  Lord as to all the righteous acts performed by the  Lord for you and your ancestors.

(ESV)
Now therefore stand still that I may plead with you before the  Lord concerning all the righteous deeds of the  Lord that he performed for you and for your fathers.

1Sam 24:17

(NIV)
‘You are more righteous than I,’ he said. ‘You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly.
(ESV)
He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil.

1Sam 26:23

(NIV)
The  Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord gave you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the  Lord’s anointed.
(ESV)
The  Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the  Lord gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the  Lord’s anointed.

2Sam 4:11

(NIV)
How much more – when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed – should I not now demand his blood from your hand and rid the earth of you!’

(ESV)
How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and destroy you from the earth?”

2Sam 8:15

(NIV)
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
(ESV)
So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.

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.”

2Sam 19:28

(NIV)
All my grandfather’s descendants deserved nothing but death from my lord the king, but you gave your servant a place among those who eat at your table. So what right do I have to make any more appeals to the king?’

(ESV)
For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?”

2Sam 22:21

(NIV)
‘The  Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
(ESV)
“The  Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.

2Sam 22:25

(NIV)
The  Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness in his sight.
(ESV)
And the  Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness in his sight.

2Sam 23:3

(NIV)
The God of Israel spoke,
the Rock of Israel said to me:
“When one rules over people in righteousness,
when he rules in the fear of God,
(ESV)
The God of Israel has spoken;
the Rock of Israel has said to me:
When one rules justly over men,
ruling in the fear of God,

1Kgs 2:32

(NIV)
The  Lord will repay him for the blood he shed, because without my father David knowing it he attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them – Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel’s army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah’s army – were better men and more upright than he.
(ESV)
The  Lord will bring back his bloody deeds on his own head, because, without the knowledge of my father David, he attacked and killed with the sword two men more righteous and better than himself, Abner the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.

1Kgs 3:6

(NIV)
Solomon answered, ‘You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

(ESV)
And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.

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.

1Kgs 10:9

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the  Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.’

(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the  Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

2Kgs 10:9

(NIV)
The next morning Jehu went out. He stood before all the people and said, ‘You are innocent. It was I who conspired against my master and killed him, but who killed all these?
(ESV)
Then in the morning, when he went out, he stood and said to all the people, “You are innocent. It was I who conspired against my master and killed him, but who struck down all these?

1Chr 18:14

(NIV)
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
(ESV)
So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people.

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.

2Chr 9:8

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the  Lord your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them for ever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.’

(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the  Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

2Chr 12:6

(NIV)
The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, ‘The  Lord is just.’

(ESV)
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The  Lord is righteous.”

Ezra 9:15

(NIV)
 Lord, the God of Israel, you are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before you in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in your presence.’

(ESV)
O  Lord, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our guilt, for none can stand before you because of this.”

Neh 2:20

(NIV)
I answered them by saying, ‘The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.’

(ESV)
Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.”

Neh 9:8

(NIV)
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

(ESV)
You found his heart faithful before you, and made with him the covenant to give to his offspring the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite. And you have kept your promise, for you are righteous.

Neh 9:33

(NIV)
In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly.
(ESV)
Yet you have been righteous in all that has come upon us, for you have dealt faithfully and we have acted wickedly.

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 6:29

(NIV)
Relent, do not be unjust;
reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.
(ESV)
Please turn; let no injustice be done.
Turn now; my vindication is at stake.

Job 8:3

(NIV)
Does God pervert justice?
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
(ESV)
Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert the right?
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