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 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.”

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 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 16:20

(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 25:15

(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 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 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 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 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.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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?

Job 8:6

(NIV)
if you are pure and upright,
even now he will rouse himself on your behalf
and restore you to your prosperous state.
(ESV)
if you are pure and upright,
surely then he will rouse himself for you
and restore your rightful habitation.

Job 27:6

(NIV)
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it;
my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
(ESV)
I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go;
my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.

Job 29:14

(NIV)
I put on righteousness as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.
(ESV)
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
my justice was like a robe and a turban.

Job 31:6

(NIV)
let God weigh me in honest scales
and he will know that I am blameless –
(ESV)
(Let me be weighed in a just balance,
and let God know my integrity!)

Job 33:26

(NIV)
then that person can pray to God and find favour with him,
they will see God’s face and shout for joy;
he will restore them to full well-being.
(ESV)
then man prays to God, and he accepts him;
he sees his face with a shout of joy,
and he restores to man his righteousness.

Job 35:2

(NIV)
‘Do you think this is just?
You say, “I am in the right, not God.”
(ESV)
“Do you think this to be just?
Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’

Job 35:8

(NIV)
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself,
and your righteousness only other people.
(ESV)
Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself,
and your righteousness a son of man.

Job 36:3

(NIV)
I get my knowledge from afar;
I will ascribe justice to my Maker.
(ESV)
I will get my knowledge from afar
and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Job 37:23

(NIV)
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;
in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
(ESV)
The Almighty—we cannot find him;
he is great in power;
justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Ps 4:1

(NIV)
Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
(ESV)
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

Ps 4:5

(NIV)
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the  Lord.
(ESV)
Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the  Lord.

Ps 5:8

(NIV)
Lead me,  Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies –
make your way straight before me.
(ESV)
Lead me, O  Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

Ps 7:8

(NIV)
Let the  Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me,  Lord, according to my righteousness,
according to my integrity, O Most High.
(ESV)
The  Lord judges the peoples;
judge me, O  Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.

Ps 7:17

(NIV)
I will give thanks to the  Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the  Lord Most High.
(ESV)
I will give to the  Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the  Lord, the Most High.

Ps 9:4

(NIV)
For you have upheld my right and my cause,
sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
(ESV)
For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

Ps 9:8

(NIV)
He rules the world in righteousness
and judges the peoples with equity.
(ESV)
and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.

Ps 11:7

(NIV)
For the  Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
(ESV)
For the  Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.

Ps 15:2

(NIV)
The one whose way of life is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
(ESV)
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;

(NIV)

A prayer of David.

(ESV)

A Prayer of David.

Ps 17:1

(NIV)
Hear me,  Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer –
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
(ESV)
Hear a just cause, O  Lord; attend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

Ps 17:15

(NIV)
As for me, I shall be vindicated and shall see your face;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
(ESV)
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

Ps 18:20

(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.

Ps 18:24

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

Ps 22:31

(NIV)
They will proclaim his righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn:
He has done it!
(ESV)
they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.

Ps 23:3

(NIV)
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
(ESV)
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

Ps 24:5

(NIV)
They will receive blessing from the  Lord
and vindication from God their Saviour.
(ESV)
He will receive blessing from the  Lord
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 31:1

(NIV)
In you,  Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
(ESV)
In you, O  Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!

Ps 33:5

(NIV)
The  Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
(ESV)
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the  Lord.

Ps 35:24

(NIV)
Vindicate me in your righteousness,  Lord my God;
do not let them gloat over me.
(ESV)
Vindicate me, O  Lord, my God,
according to your righteousness,
and let them not rejoice over me!
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