What does the Bible say about justice?
“Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
“‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”
When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
“Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.
“Job says, ‘I am innocent, but God denies me justice.
It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
Arise, Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.
For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.
May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.
[ Psalm 101 ] [ Of David. A psalm. ] I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers
By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.
And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.