30 Important Bible Verses About Fairness

Fairness and justice are central to God’s character and kingdom, guiding His dealings with humanity. The Bible offers verses that underscore the importance of fairness in our relationships and societal interactions. Let’s explore these verses that challenge us to pursue righteousness and equity in all aspects of life.

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Bible Verses About Fairness

Leviticus 19:15 – Fairness in Judgement

“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.”

Proverbs 16:11 – Honest Scales and Balances

“Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.”

Proverbs 20:23 – The Lord Detests Dishonest Scales

“The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.”

Luke 6:31 – The Golden Rule

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

John 7:24 – Fair Judgement

“Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

James 2:1-4 – No Favoritism

“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”

1 Samuel 16:7 – God Looks at the Heart

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Proverbs 24:23-25 – Partiality is Not Good

“These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.”

Psalm 82:3-4 – Defend the Weak and Fatherless

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Deuteronomy 16:20 – Follow Justice

“Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

Romans 2:11 – God Shows No Partiality

“For God does not show favoritism.”

1 Peter 3:8 – Harmonious and Sympathetic

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Proverbs 21:3 – Doing Righteousness and Justice

“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”

Psalm 106:3 – Righteousness and Justice

“Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.”

Micah 6:8 – Act Justly, Love Mercy

“He has shown you, O mortal, 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.”

Isaiah 1:17 – Seek Justice

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Ezekiel 18:8 – Fair and Just in All He Does

“He does not lend to interest or take any profit. Withholds his hand from wrongdoing and executes true justice between man and man.”

Amos 5:24 – Let Justice Roll Like a River

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

Matthew 7:12 – The Golden Rule

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Proverbs 17:26 – Acquitting the Guilty

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.”

Exodus 23:6 – Showing Kindness to Enemies

“Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.”

Romans 12:17 – Do What Is Right

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 – Speak Up for those who Cannot Speak

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Isaiah 10:2 – Taking Away the Rights of the Poor

“to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.”

Proverbs 28:5 – Evil Men Do Not Understand Justice

“Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.”

Isaiah 56:1 – Maintain Justice and Do Righteousness

“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.”

Zechariah 7:9 – Administer True Justice

“This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.”

Galatians 3:28 – No Favoritism in Christ

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 14:20-21 – Showing Contempt for One’s Neighbor

“The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.”

Matthew 20:25-28 – Serving Others

“Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

Proverbs 31:9 – Judge with Righteousness

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

James 2:9 – Showing Partiality is Sin

“But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.”

Proverbs 29:7 – The Rights of the Poor

“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”

Luke 11:42 – Justice and Love of God

“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.”

Isaiah 61:8 – God Loves Justice

“For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness, I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.”

Psalm 33:5 – The Lord Loves Righteousness and Justice

“The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”

Proverbs 31:20 – Open Hands to the Poor

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”

Proverbs 3:27-28 – Do Not Withhold Good

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you’— when you already have it with you.”

Isaiah 59:15 – God Sees the Lack of Justice

“Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.”

Proverbs 31:26 – Open Your Mouth for the Speechless

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.”

Ruth 2:13 – Finding Favor and Protection

“‘May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,’ she said. ‘You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.'”‘

Ezekiel 22:29 – Oppressing the Poor and Needy

“The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy and have exploited the foreigner without justice.”

James 5:4 – Fraudulent Wages

“Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.”

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