ALL ABOUT JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE
WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY
A VERY SERIOUS SUBJECT - NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR THOSE WHO
THINK THEY CAN GET INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY ***NOT*** LIVING BY
HIS WORD (MATTHEW 4:4)
Ex. 23:1. Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand
with the wicked to be an unrighteous witnss. 2. Thou shalt not
follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a
cause to decline after many to wrest judgment. 3. Neither shalt
thou countenance a poor man in his cause. 6. Thou shalt not wrest
the judgment of thy poor in his cause. 7. Keep thee far from a
false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I
will not justify the wicked. 8. And thou shalt take no gift: for
the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the
Lev. 18:13. Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob
him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all
night until the morning. 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor
put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I
am the Lord. 16. Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou
shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person
of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy
Deut.16:18. Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy
gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes
and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19. Thou
shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither
take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and
pervert the words of the righteous. 20. That which is altogether
just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Deut. 25:1. If there be a controversy between men, and they come
unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall
justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 2. And it shall
be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge
shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face,
according to his fault, by a certain number. 3. Forty stripes he
may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat
him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem
vile unto thee. 4. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth
out the torn.
Ezra 7:26. And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the
law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him,
whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of
goods, or to imprisonment.
Psa. 72:1. Give the kung thy judgments, O God, and thy
righteousness unto the king. 2. He shall judge thy people with
righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
Psa. 82:2. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the
persons of the wicked? 3. Defend the poor and fatherless: do
justice to the afflicted and needy 4. Deliver the poor and needy:
rid then out of the hand the wicked.
Prov.17:15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth
the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
26. To punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for
Prov. 18:5. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to
overthrow the righteous in judgment. 17. He that is first in his
own cause seemeth just, but his neighbour cometh and searcheth
Prov.20:8. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment
scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
Prov. 22:27. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away
thy bed from under thee?
Prov. 24:23. These things also belong to the wise. It is not good
to have respect of persons in judgment.
Prov. 28:21. To have respect of persons is not good: for for a
piece of bread that man will transgress.
Prov. 2q:26. Many seek the ruler's favour but every man's
judgment cometh from the LORD.
Eccl. 3:16. And moreover I saw under the sun the place of
judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of
righteousness, that iniquity was there. 17. I said in mine heart,
God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time
there for every purpose and for every work.
Eccl. 5:8. 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.
Ecel. 7:7. Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift
destroyeth the heart.
Isa. 1:17. Learn to do well; seek, judgment, relieve the
oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isa. 56:1. Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:
for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
Isa. 59:14. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice
standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity
cannot enter. 15. Yea, truth faileth: and he that departeth from
evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it
displeased him that there was no judgment.
Jer. 22:1. Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king
of Judah, and speak there this word, 2. And say, Hear the word of
the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David,
thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these
gates: 3. Thus with 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. 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.
Lam. 3:35. To turn aside the right of a man before the face of
the most High, 36. To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord
Amos 5:7. Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off
righteousness in the earth, 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. 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 gate from their right.
Mic. 7:3. That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the
prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great
man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
Hab. 1:4. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never
go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous;
therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
Zech. 8:16. These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every
man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and
peace in your gates.
Matt. 6:23. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and
there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; 24.
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be
reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Matt. 12:7. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have
mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the
John 7:24. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge
righteous judgment. 61. Doth our law judge any man, before it
hear him, and know what he doeth?
1 Cor. 13:11. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but, rejoiceth in the
SO ENDS OUR STUDY ON JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE. JUDGMENT AND
JUSTICE ARE TWO PARTS OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD THAT ARE
HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS AND PERFECT. A HOLY GOD CANNOT BUT
HAVE HOLY PERFECT JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE.
IF GOD DID NOT REVEAL THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS COIN WE
WOULD BE PERSONS MOST MISERABLE AND DOWNCAST. BUT THE
ETERNAL GOD HAS REVEALED THAT HE NOT ONLY HAS JUDGMENT
AND JUSTICE, BUT HE HAS GRACE, MERCY, JUSTIFICATION,
AND THOSE ATTRIBUTES OF HIS HOLY CHARACTER WE SHALL LOOK
AT IN THE NEXT SECTION OF THIS STUDY ON THE CHARACTER
Keith Hunt - September 2012