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|Prov. 11:1 |
1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight.
23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, and for lack of justice there is waste.
11 Honest weights and scales are the LORD'S; All the weights in the bag are His work.
33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back to pervert the ways of justice.
26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to strike princes for their uprightness.
5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.
17 The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him.
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Prov. 20:3, 7
3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel. 7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, They are both alike, an abomination to the LORD.
3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, because they refuse to do justice.
Prov. 21:13, 15
13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard. 15 It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
28 Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.
10 Do not remove the ancient landmark, nor enter the fields of the fatherless; 11 For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you.
23 These things also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment. 24 He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him.
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
21 To show partiality is not good, because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
14 The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
26 Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from the LORD.
8 Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Commands of God
Prov. 2:1-5 Prov. 13:13-14
1 My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
1 My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.
1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; 2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. 3 When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
20 My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother. 21 Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. 22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 24 To keep you from the evil woman, From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
1 My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you. 2 Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your nearest kin, 5 That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.
13 He who despises the word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is careless of his ways will die.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.
7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.
18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law.
5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.