53+ Bible Verses About Justice and Fairness

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
February 28, 2024
Bible Verses About Justice and Fairness

In a world where justice and fairness often seem elusive, the wisdom found in the Bible provides profound guidance and comfort. The scripture is rich with insights about what it means to practice justice and live in fairness. Throughout this exploration, we will delve into 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, shedding light on these timeless concepts through a Christian perspective.

Each verse and quote has been carefully selected to offer a deep and comprehensive understanding of justice and fairness as seen through the lens of Christianity. Our journey through these verses and quotes promises to enrich and inspire, encouraging readers to reflect on their own experiences and understandings of these fundamental principles. Continue reading to immerse yourself in this thought-provoking exploration.

God's Righteous Judgment

"For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off."

- Psalm 37:28 (NKJV)

"The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.

- Psalm 103:6 (NKJV)

"For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil."

- Ecclesiastes 12:14 (NKJV)

"Therefore the law is powerless, And justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore perverse judgment proceeds."

- Habakkuk 1:4 (NKJV)

"But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness."

- Isaiah 5:16 (NKJV)

"Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge."

- Psalm 50:6 (NKJV)

"He shall judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice."

- Psalm 72:2 (NKJV)

The Call to Do Justice

"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."

- Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV)

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?"

- Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

"Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy."

- Proverbs 31:9 (NKJV)

"Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!"

- Psalm 106:3 (NKJV)


"Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;"

- Proverbs 22:22 (NKJV)

"To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice."

- Proverbs 21:3 (NKJV)

"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy."

- Psalm 82:3 (NKJV)

Justice as a Foundation of God's Throne

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face."

- Psalm 89:14 (NKJV)

"But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream."

- Amos 5:24 (NKJV)

"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face."

- Psalm 89:14 (NKJV)

"The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure."

- Psalm 111:7 (NKJV)

"He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD."

- Psalm 33:5 (NKJV)

"Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed."

- Isaiah 56:1 (NKJV)

"The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it."

- Proverbs 29:4 (NKJV)

The Blessings of Justice

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled."

- Matthew 5:6 (NKJV)

"Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness."

- James 3:18 (NKJV)

"The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry."

- Psalm 34:15 (NKJV)

"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles."

- Psalm 34:17 (NKJV)

"He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor."

- Proverbs 21:21 (NKJV)

"Thus says the LORD: 'Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.'"

- Isaiah 56:1 (NKJV)

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise."

- Proverbs 11:30 (NKJV)

Justice and the Law

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill."

- Matthew 5:17 (NKJV)

"Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good."

- Romans 7:12 (NKJV)

"For the commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,' 'You shall not covet,' and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

- Romans 13:9 (NKJV)

"But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully."

- 1 Timothy 1:8 (NKJV)

"If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you do well."

- James 2:8 (NKJV)

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all."

- Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NKJV)

"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

- Galatians 5:14 (NKJV)

Oppression and Injustice

"He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy."

- Proverbs 14:31 (NKJV)

"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."

- Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV)

"Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate."

- Proverbs 22:22 (NKJV)

"Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, Who write misfortune, Which they have prescribed."

- Isaiah 10:1 (NKJV)

"But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone."

- Luke 11:42 (NKJV)

"Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die."

- Proverbs 31:8 (NKJV)

"He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts."

- Luke 1:51 (NKJV)

Justice for the Marginalized

"He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished."

- Proverbs 17:5 (NKJV)

"The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down."

- Psalm 146:9 (NKJV)

"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy."

- Psalm 82:3 (NKJV)

"Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,"

- Proverbs 22:22 (NKJV)


"He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses."

- Proverbs 28:27 (NKJV)

"Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the poor and needy."

- Proverbs 31:9 (NKJV)

"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."

- Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV)

The Enduring Nature of God’s Justice

"But the LORD shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment."

- Psalm 9:7 (NKJV)

"For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant."

- Isaiah 61:8 (NKJV)

"His work is honorable and glorious, And His righteousness endures forever."

- Psalm 111:3 (NKJV)

"The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands."

- Psalm 9:16 (NKJV)

"Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne."

- Psalm 97:2 (NKJV)

"The LORD tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates."

- Psalm 11:5 (NKJV)

"For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright."

- Psalm 11:7 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due."

- Thomas Aquinas

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed."

- Charles Spurgeon

"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."

- Bob Marley

"God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does."

- Martin Luther

"It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love."

- Clarence Jordan


This exploration of justice and fairness through Biblical lenses reveals these principles' profound depth and enduring relevance in the Christian faith. From God's righteous judgment to the call for justice in our daily lives, the scripture guides us toward righteousness and integrity.

In closing, let us reflect on three more verses from the Bible, reminding us of the eternal and universal nature of God's justice and our role in upholding it.

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?"

- Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

- Matthew 5:10 (NKJV)

"Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."

- Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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