Scriptures and Definitions on Justice and Mercy

Below are definitions and scriptures on Justice and Mercy.  Micah 6:8  sums it up, "He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord
require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your
God." Both are equally important for the church to follow.

Definitions on Justice:

Justice: 1. The quality of being righteous; rectitude (1. conduct according
to moral principles; strict honesty; uprightness of character   2.
correctness of judgment or method.)
   2. impartiality; fairness
   3. the quality of being right or correct
   4. sound reason; rightfulness; validity
   5. reward of penalty as deserved; just deserts
   6. a) the use of authority and power to uphold what is right, just, or
lawful
       b) the personification of this, usually a blindfolded goddess holding
scales and a sword
   7. the administration of law; procedure of a law to cause (a wrongdoer)
to be tried in court and duly punished

Scriptures:

Justice: 

Ex 23:2,6 "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony
in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, and do not
show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit."  6 "Do not deny justice to
your poor people in their lawsuits."

Job 37:23 "The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his
justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress."

Ps 9:8,16 "He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the
peoples with justice." "The Lord is known by his justice; the wicked are
ensnared by the work of their hands."
Ps 11:7 "For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see
his face."   
Ps 45:6 "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of
justice will be the scepter of your kingdom."
Ps 101:1 "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing
praise."
Ps 106:3 "Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is
right."
  
Pr 21:15 "When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to
evildoers."
28:5 "Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord
understand it fully."
29:4, 26 "By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy
for bribes tears it down."

 Isa 9:7 "Of the increase of his government and peace the re will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and
upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this."
28:17  "I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb
line;"
30:18  "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you
compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for
him!"
42:1, 4 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations." "he
will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In
his law the islands will put their hope."
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.'"
61:8   "For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my
faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them."

Justice continued:

Jer 30:11 "I am with you and will save you," declares the Lord, "Though I
completely destroy the nations among which I scatter you, I will not
completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will
not let you go entirely unpunished."

Eze 34:16 "I will search for the lost and bring back the strays, I will bind
up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will
destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice."

Am 5:15, 24 "Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps
the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph."  "But let
justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"

Zec 7:9 "Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor.
In your hearts do not think evil of each other."

Mt 23:23 "Woe to you teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You
give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin.  But you have neglected
the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness.  You
should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You
blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel."

Lk 11:42  "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint,
rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the
love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former
undone."

Ro 3:25-26  "God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in
his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his
forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- he did it
to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one
who justifies those who have faith in Jesus."

Micah 6:8  "He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord
require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your
God."

I Timothy 2:1-6  "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those
in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and
holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be
saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one
mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a
ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time."

II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then
will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their
land."

  
 
Definitions of Mercy:

Mercy: 1. a refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, persons
in one's power, etc.:      kindness in excess of what may be expected or
demanded by fairness; forbearance and      compassion.
 2. imprisonment rather than the death penalty imposed on those found guilty
of capital      crimes
 3. a disposition to forgive, pity, or be kind
 4. the power to forgive or be kind; clemency (throw oneself on the mercy of
the court)
 5. kind or compassionate treatment; relief of suffering
 6. a fortunate thing; thing to be grateful for; blessing (a mercy he wasn't
killed)  SYN      clemency, lenity, charity,

Scriptures on Mercy:
Ex 33:19 "And the Lord said, 'I will cause all my goodness to pass in front
of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have
mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will
have compassion.'"

Micah 6:8  "He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord
require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your
God."

I Timothy 2:1-6  "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those
in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and
holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be
saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one
mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a
ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time."

II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then
will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their
land."

Psalm 25:6 "Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from
of old. Remember not the minds of my youth and my rebellious ways; according
to our love remember me, for you are good, O Lord."

Isaiah 63:9 "In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of
his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted
them up and carried them all the days of old."

I Peter 1:3 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In
his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can
never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, who through are
shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to
be revealed in the last time."

James 2:12-13 "Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law
that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone
who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment."

Romans 9:14-18 "What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he
says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have
compassion on whom I have compassion.' It does not, therefore, depend on
man's desire or effort, but on god's mercy. For the Scripture says to
Pharaoh: 'I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my
power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.'
therefore god has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom
he wants to harden."

Mercy continued:
Ephesians 2:4 "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in
mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in
transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved."

Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
23:23 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You
give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected
the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness."

Habakkuk 3:2 "Lord, I have heard your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O
Lord. Renw them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember
mercy."

Micah 6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord
require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your
God."

Hosea 6:6 "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God
rather than burnt offerings."

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