The word “justice” occurs 143 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 50 strongest Bible scriptures on justice.
When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, “Amen.”
The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.
If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.
“Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.”
Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!
Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.”
“For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.”
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Thus says the Lord: “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.”
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.”
He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?
“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.”
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.”
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.
Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah.
Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”
Arise, O Lord, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another.”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.