Justice and Judgment
Proverbs 8:12-20If you don't hate evil then you don't really fear the Lord. Jesus hated evil. He drove the money changers from the temple with a whip on several occasions (Jn 2:14–16, Mt 21:12, Mk 11:15,17, Lk 19:45). Romans 12:9 says that we are to abhor that which is evil. True love has an element of hate.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Proverbs 22:28Deut 19:14, 27:17; and Prov 23:10
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Proverbs 24:23Cross Reference: James 2:1, 2 Cor 5:16, & 1 Samuel 16:7
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Proverbs 24:24see Isaiah 5:23
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs 25:2Cross Reference: Deut 29:29, Rom 11:33; Ezra 6:1
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 28:21Cross Reference: Ezekiel 13:19
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Total Verses: 31
Total Passages: 22