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Scriptures Relating to God's Righteousness
A large selection of scriptures from God's word relating to "the righteousness of God" for personal edification or for bible study. All the scriptures have been taken from the New King James Bible unless otherwise stated. If you click on the scripture reference you will go to that scripture at 'Bible Gateway' where you can read it in the translation or language you want to.
Behold, I long for Your precepts;
revive me in Your righteousness. Psalm 119:40(NKJV)
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name's sake. Psalm 23:3(NKJV)
As righteousness leads to life,
so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. Proverbs 11:19(NKJV)
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright,
but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. Proverbs 11:5(NKJV)
Uphold my steps in Your paths,
that my footsteps may not slip. Psalm 17:5(NKJV)
Mercy and truth have met together;
righteousness and peace have kissed. Psalm 85:10(NKJV)
The work of righteousness will be peace,
and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Isaiah 32:17(NKJV)
But we are all like an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
we all fade as a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6(NKJV)
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21(NKJV)
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1:6(NKJV)
For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).
Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.
And He will judge the world in righteousness (rightness and equity); He will minister justice to the peoples in uprightness. Psalm 9:8
The wicked flee when no man pursues them, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works. Psalm 145:17
And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.
But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.
1 Timothy 6:11
For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), and His ears are attentive to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil [to oppose them, to frustrate, and defeat them].
1 Peter 3:12
Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Romans 5:1
But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God's will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].
Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you.