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JUSTICE and JUDGMENT

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2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; (Proverbs 1:1 - 2)

7. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly. 8. He keeps the paths of right judgment and preserves the way of His saints. (Proverbs 2:7- 8)

3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (21:3)

23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment. (13:23)

11 Honest weights and scales are the LORD'S; All the weights in the bag are His work. (16:11)

33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. (16:33)

12. I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion. 13. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth. 14. Counsel and sound wisdom are mine; I am understanding; I have strength. 15. By me kings reign and princes decree justice. (8:12 - 15)

26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good, nor to strike princes for their uprightness. (17:26)

5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. (18:5)

13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him. (18:13)

World's Wit and Wisdom
He that would govern others,
first should be the master of himself.
Philip Massinger, 1583 - 1640

17 The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him. (18:17)

1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight. (Proverbs 11:1)

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. (20:3, 7)

8. A king who sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes. (20:8)

10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, they are both alike, an abomination to the LORD. (20:10)

7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, because they refuse to do justice. (21:7)

13 If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard. 15 When justice is done, good people are happy, but evil people are brought to despair. (21:13, 15)

28 Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set. (22:28)

World's Wit and Wisdom
Those that have done nothing in life,
are not qualified to judge those
that have done little.
Samuel Johnson, 1709 - 1784

Crafty men deal in generalizations.
Anonymous

Almost all our faults are
more pardonable than the methods
we resort to hide them.
Francois Rochefoucauld, 1613 - 1680

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. (Proverbs 23:10 - 11)

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (17:23)

21 Prejudice is wrong. But some judges will do wrong to get even the smallest bribe. (28:21)

4. The king establishes the land by justice, but he who takes bribes tears it down. (29:4)

14 The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever. (29:14)

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. (31:8 - 9)

26 Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from the LORD. (29:26)

23 These things also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment. (Proverbs 24:23 - 24)

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