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Bible Verses About Criminal Justice

Our God is a God of justice, and He never perverts it. We are to be followers of the Lord, and we’re never to judge unfairly. God will give everyone what they deserve. It is said by many fake Christians that God loves and never hates, which is a lie.

Satan is deceiving people so they can rebel against God’s Word. Jesus didn’t come so you could keep on sinning. Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase.

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Bible Verses About Criminal Justice

If you love kids that means you hate abortions. God loves, but He hates the wicked. It’s not the sin that will be thrown into Hell it’s the wicked person.

If someone killed your family members and the judge let him go free, you would be outraged and you would feel like the law doesn’t stand. God is an honest judge.

He will not let evildoers go free and if He did He would be a liar and He would be unjust. How can God forgive the wicked and still be just? How can a Holy God have fellowship with evil people?

God came down from Heaven and He measured out the punishment. It was God who shed His blood. Jesus Christ was crushed for your sins and it pleased God to crush His son.

God’s love was poured out on the cross. Justice was served on the cross. The price for your life was paid in full. Your life is not your own. He is your everything and without Him you wouldn’t have life.

When you truly believe in Christ and what He did for you, you won’t want to go back to those things He died for. Remember that the Bible says to repent. True faith in Christ for salvation will change your life. The Lord’s sheep will hear His voice. We must never stop preaching about the doctrine of regeneration.

Christian Quotes About Justice

“Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that he could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission, but chose not to – because of us. At Calvary, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice.” Philip Yancey

“God in his infinite mercy has devised a way by which justice can be satisfied, and yet mercy can be triumphant. Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, took upon himself the form of man, and offered unto Divine Justice that which was accepted as an equivalent for the punishment due to all his people.” Charles Spurgeon

“Delayed justice was as bad as injustice.” Brent Weeks

“The Christian gospel is a summons to peace, calling for justice beyond anger, mercy beyond justice, forgiveness beyond mercy, love beyond forgiveness.” – Wendell Berry

“God is not unjust. No one will be condemned for not believing a message they have never heard. Those who have never heard the gospel will be judges by their failure to own up to the light of God’s grace and power in nature and in their own conscience.” – John Piper

“We cannot begin a conversation about justice anywhere but at the cross of Jesus.”

“Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.” – Blaise Pascal

“I am thankful that justice is in the hands of God.” A.W. Tozer

“It is at the cross where God’s Law and God’s grace are both most brilliantly displayed, where His justice and His mercy are both glorified. But it is also at the cross where we are most humbled. It is at the cross where we admit to God and to ourselves that there is absolutely nothing we can do to earn or merit our salvation.” Jerry Bridges

“Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.” G.K. Chesterton

“I feel that if God should smite me now, without hope or offer of mercy, to the lowest hell, I should only have what I justly deserve; and I feel that if I be not punished for my sins, or if there be not some plan found by which my sin can be punished in another, I cannot understand how God can be just at all: how shall he be Judge of all the earth, if he suffer offenses to go unpunished?” – Charles Spurgeon

“The Incarnation through the death of Christ makes it possible for God to be “just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.” If God should be merciful without the satisfaction of justice, He would cease to be a God of justice and would thus forfeit His throne of righteousness. In a word, He would cease to be God.” A.C. Dixon

“Sin is the dare of God’s justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love.” John Bunyan

“The punishment must fit the crime. The misery and torment of hell point to the wickedness and seriousness of sin. Those who protest the biblical doctrine of hell as being excessive betray their inadequate comprehension of the sinfulness of sin. For sinners to be consigned to anything less than the horrors of eternal punishment would be a miscarriage of justice.” Tom Ascol

What is justice in the Bible?

1. Micah 6:8 He has made it clear to you, mortal man, what is good and what the LORD is requiring from you— to act with justice, to treasure the LORD’s gracious love, and to walk humbly in the company of your God.

2. Isaiah 56:1 This is what the LORD says: “Be just and fair to all. Do what is right and good, for I am coming soon to rescue you and to display my righteousness among you.

3. Proverbs 18:5 It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.

4. Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

5. Proverbs 17:15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

6. Proverbs 21:15 “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

7. Amos 5:24 “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

8. Isaiah 56:1 “This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”

Justice Belongs To The Lord Verse

Twisting justice is a sin. We must refrain from perverting justice. We must imitate God who is a fair judge.

9. Deuteronomy 16:18-20 “Appoint judges and officials for yourselves from each of your tribes in all the towns the LORD your God is giving you. They must judge the people fairly. You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly. Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

10. Leviticus 19:15 “Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.

11. Job 8:3 Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right?

12. Job 34:12  Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice.

 13. Amos 5:7 “There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.”

14. Colossians 4:1 “Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.”

Bible Verses For Criminals

Exodus 21:24-25 ESV / 126 helpful votes 

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn,
wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Exodus 22:1-31 ESV / 114 helpful votes 

“If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay
five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief is found breaking
in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if
the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely
pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the stolen
beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a
sheep, he shall pay double. “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed
over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall
make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard. …

Romans 12:19 ESV / 102 helpful votes 

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it
is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 77 helpful votes 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 13:1-4 ESV / 69 helpful votes 

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority
except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore
whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who
resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to
bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is
good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good.
But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he
is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 62 helpful votes 

“You shall not murder.

Genesis 9:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes 

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God
made man in his own image.

Genesis 9:5-6 ESV / 55 helpful votes 

And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will
require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the
life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.

John 14:15 ESV / 53 helpful votes 

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes 

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and
the one who loves violence.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 40 helpful votes 

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of
the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The
righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the
wicked shall be upon himself.

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 40 helpful votes 

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives
way before the wicked.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 36 helpful votes 

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 35 helpful votes 

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather
fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 34 helpful votes 

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an
abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent
blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes 

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the
heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.

1 Kings 16:15-18 ESV / 32 helpful votes 

In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days in
Tirzah. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the
Philistines, and the troops who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has
conspired, and he has killed the king.” Therefore all Israel made Omri, the
commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp. So Omri went up
from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. And when
Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king’s house
and burned the king’s house over him with fire and died,

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members
of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Mark 7:21-22 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual
immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality,
envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Psalm 94:1-23 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O
judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O Lord, how long
shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant
words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O Lord, and
afflict your heritage. …

2 Chronicles 17:1-19 ESV / 29 helpful votes Helpful Not
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Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place and strengthened himself against
Israel. He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah and set garrisons
in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had
captured. The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the
earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals, but sought the God
of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the
practices of Israel. Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in
his hand. And all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches
and honor

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Bible Verses On Fighting For Justice

Hebrews 13:3 ESV
/ 10 helpful votes 

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those
who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

Psalm 79:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes 

Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great
power, preserve those doomed to die!

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no
authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and
those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good
conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority?
Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s
servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the
sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s
wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid
God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …

John 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

“You shall not murder.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for
he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger
who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it
is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Psalm 69:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people
who are prisoners.

Luke 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes 

Added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Revelation 9:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to
earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. He opened
the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke
of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from
the shaft. Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given
power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the
grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do
not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them
for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment
of a scorpion when it stings someone. …

1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name
of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater,
reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

Romans 13:1-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no
authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and
those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good
conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority?
Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s
servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the
sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s
wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid
God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 22:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

As the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From
them I received letters to the brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to
take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be
punished.

John 14:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your
neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 25:35-46 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was
sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous
will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or
thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit
you?’ …

Matthew 6:14-16 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also
forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses. “And when you fast, do not look gloomy
like the hypocrites,

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