• Is obedience to God's law.

    Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

    Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

    Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

    Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

  • God loves.

    Psalms 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

  • righteousness (KJV Dictionary)

  • God looks for.

    Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

    • Is the Son of.

      Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

    • See RIGHTEOUSNESS in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Loves.

      Psalms 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

      Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

    • Was girt with.

      Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

    • Put on, as breast-plate.

      Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

    • Bible concordance for RIGHTEOUSNESS

    • Was sustained by.

      Isaiah 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

    • Preached.

      Psalms 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

    • Fulfilled all.

      Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

    • See Righteousness in McClintock and Strong.

    • Is made unto His people.

      1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

    • Is the end of the law for.

      Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

    • Has brought in everlasting.

      Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

    • Shall judge with.

      Psalms 72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

      Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

      Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

      Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

    • Shall reign in.

      Psalms 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

      Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

      Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

    • Shall execute.

      Psalms 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

      Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

  • None, by nature have.

    Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

    Psalms 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

  • Cannot come by the law.

    Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

  • No justification by works of.

    Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 9:31-32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

  • No salvation by works of.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

    Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

  • Unregenerate man seeks justification by works of.

    Luke 18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

    Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

  • The blessing of God is not to be attributed to our works of.

    Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    • Have, in Christ.

      Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

      Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

      2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    • Have, imputed.

      Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

      Romans 4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

    • Are covered with the robe of.

      Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

    • Receive, from God.

      Psalms 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

    • Are renewed in.

      Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

    • Are led in the paths of.

      Psalms 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    • Are servants of.

      Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

      Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

    • Characterized by.

      Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

      Psalms 1:5-6 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

    • Know.

      Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

    • Do.

      1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

      1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    • Work, by faith.

      Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

    • Follow after.

      Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

    • Put on.

      Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

    • Wait for the hope of.

      Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

    • Pray for the spirit of.

      Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

    • Hunger and thirst after.

      Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    • Walk before God in.

      1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

    • Offer the sacrifice of.

      Psalms 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

      Psalms 51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

    • Put no trust in their own.

      Philippians 3:6-8 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

    • Count their own, as filthy rags.

      Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    • Should seek.

      Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

    • Should live in.

      Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

      1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

    • Should serve God in.

      Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

    • Should yield their members as instruments of.

      Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

    • Should yield their members servants to.

      Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

    • Should have on the breast-plate of.

      Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    • Shall receive a crown of.

      2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

    • Shall see God's face in.

      Psalms 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

  • Of saints endures forever.

    Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

    Psalms 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

    2 Corinthians 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

  • An evidence of the new birth.

    1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

  • The kingdom of God is.

    Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

  • The fruit of the Spirit is in all.

    Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

  • The Scriptures instruct in.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

  • Judgments designed to lead to.

    Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

  • Chastisements yield the fruit of.

    Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

  • Has no fellowship with unrighteousness.

    2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    • Be preachers of.

      2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

    • Reason of.

      Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    • Follow after.

      1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

      2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

    • Be clothed with.

      Psalms 132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

    • Be armed with.

      2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

    • Pray for the fruit of, in their people.

      2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

      Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

  • Keep saints in the right way.

    Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

    Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

  • Judgment should be executed in.

    Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

    • Are righteous.

      1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    • Are the excellent of the earth.

      Psalms 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

      Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

    • Are accepted with God.

      Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

    • Are loved by God.

      Psalms 146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

      Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

    • Are blessed by God.

      Psalms 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

    • Are heard by God.

      Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

      James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    • Are objects of God's watchful care.

      Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

      Psalms 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

      Proverbs 10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

      1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

    • Are tried by God.

      Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

    • Are exalted by God.

      Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

    • Dwell in security.

      Isaiah 33:15-16 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

    • Are bold as a lion.

      Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

    • Are delivered out of all troubles.

      Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

      Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

    • Are never forsaken by God.

      Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

    • Are abundantly provided for.

      Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

      Matthew 6:25-33 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: ...

    • Are enriched.

      Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

      Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

    • Think and desire good.

      Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

      Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

    • Know the secret of the Lord.

      Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

      Proverbs 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

    • Have their prayers heard.

      Psalms 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

      Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

      1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

    • Have their desires granted.

      Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

    • Find it with life and honor.

      Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

    • Shall hold on their way.

      Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

    • Shall never be moved.

      Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

      Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

      Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

      Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    • Shall be ever remembered.

      Psalms 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

    • Shall flourish as a branch.

      Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

  • Shall be glad in the Lord.

    Psalms 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

  • Brings its own reward.

    Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

    Isaiah 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

  • Tends to life.

    Proverbs 11:19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

    Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

  • The work of, shall be peace.

    Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

  • The effect of, shall be quietness and assurance for ever.

    Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

  • Is a crown of glory to the aged.

    Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

    • Are far from.

      Psalms 119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

      Isaiah 46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

    • Are free from.

      Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

    • Are enemies of.

      Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

    • Leave off.

      Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

      Psalms 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

    • Follow not after.

      Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

    • Do not.

      1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

    • Do not obey.

      Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

      2 Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    • Love lying rather than.

      Psalms 52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

    • Make mention of God, not it.

      Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

    • Though favored, will not learn.

      Isaiah 26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

      Psalms 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

    • Speak contemptuously against those who follow.

      Psalms 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

      Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. ...

    • Hate those who follow.

      Psalms 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

    • Slay those who follow.

      Psalms 37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

      1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

      Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

    • Should break off their sins by.

      Daniel 4:27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

    • Should awake to.

      1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

    • Should sow to themselves in.

      Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

    • Vainly wish to die as those who follow.

      Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

  • The throne of kings established by.

    Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

    Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

  • Nations exalted by.

    Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

    • Having imputed, without works.

      Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

    • Doing.

      Psalms 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

    • Hungering and thirsting after.

      Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    • Suffering for.

      1 Peter 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

    • Being persecuted for.

      Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    • Turning others to.

      Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

  • Promised to the Church.

    Isaiah 32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

    Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

    Isaiah 61:11-62:1 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. 1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

  • Promised to saints.

    Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

    Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

  • Exemplified.


    Genesis 30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.


    2 Samuel 22:21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

    Zacharias, &c.

    Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.


    Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.


    2 Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

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