Justice in Proverbs

Justice in the Bible can be defined as treating all people, based on God's laws and their spiritual intent, in a just, fair and equitable manner. This, of course, should always be exercised without bias or prejudice, such as regarding someone's status in society, how rich or poor they are, and so on.

Jesus, when he comes back to earth at his Second Coming, will set up the Kingdom of God on the earth. His rule will insure that righteous justice and judgment come to humans (Isaiah 9:6 - 7).

Justice can be viewed as fullfilling the famous "golden rule" which states the following.

Therefore, everything that you would have men do to you, so also do to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12, HBFV).

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

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter . . . (Ecclesiastes 5:8).

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3, NIV).

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion . . . I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign and princes decree justice (Proverbs 8:12, 14 - 15).

It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel (Proverbs 20:3).


World's Wit and Wisdom
Justice will not be served until those
who are unaffected are as
outraged as those who are.
Benjamin Franklin

The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him (Proverbs 20:7).

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

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard (Proverbs 21:13).


World's Wit and Wisdom
The Department of Justice is committed
to asking one central question of everything
we do: What is the right thing to do?
I want the lawyers of America to be
able to call me and tell me:
Janet, have you lost your mind?
Janet Reno

When justice is done, good people are happy, but evil people are brought to despair (Proverbs 21:15).

Do not remove the ancient landmark, nor enter the fields of the fatherless; For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you (Proverbs 23:10 - 11).

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

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

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

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

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Proverbs by Topic!
Introduction
Adultery    -    Alcohol (Wine)    -    Anger
Blessings    -    Children    -    Correction
Debt    -    Envy    -    Fear of the Lord
Fools    -    God Hates    -    Good and Evil
Happiness    -    Health    -    Hope and Mercy
Judgment   -   Justice   -   Laziness   -   Mouth
Parents    -    Poverty    -    Pride
Trials    -    Trust & Faith    -    Truth and Lies
Virtuous Wife    -    Way of the Lord   -    Wealth
Wisdom    -    The Wise    -    Women


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