81 Bible Verses about Righteousness
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.
God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed;
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
A person may think their own ways are right,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
they will be remembered forever.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
but righteousness delivers from death.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers.
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
It is a trap to dedicate something rashly
and only later to consider one’s vows.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
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