He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
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.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher than the highest regardeth; and [there be] higher than they.
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, [that] wickedness [was] there; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there.
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
[It is] not for kings, O Lemuel, [it is] not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
An unjust man [is] an abomination to the just: and [he that is] upright in the way [is] abomination to the wicked.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages.
The just LORD [is] in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].
Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I [am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
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.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]:
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
Not for [any] injustice in mine hands: also my prayer [is] pure.
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids [is] the shadow of death;
Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, [nor] of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.