Righteous in the Bible


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Bible Encyclopedia for RIGHTEOUSNESS.

The sun

  • Judges 5:31 So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.
  • Also Matthew 13:43.

Definition of righteous


  • Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

"Righteousness" Bible Outline


  • Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
  • Also Philippians 2:15.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Righteousness.

Mount Zion

  • Psalm 125:1-2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.


  • Hosea 14:5-7 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.


  • Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
  • Also Psalm 135:4.


  • Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.


  • Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
  • Also Lamentations 4:2.

Vessels of gold and silver

  • 2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

Stones of a crown

  • Zechariah 9:16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.

Living stones

  • 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.


  • Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
  • Also 1 Peter 2:2.

Little children

  • Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Also 1 Corinthians 14:20.

Obedient children

  • 1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

Members of the body

  • 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
  • Also 1 Corinthians 12:27.


  • 2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Runners in a race

  • 1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
  • Also Hebrews 12:1.


  • 2 Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Good servants

  • Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Strangers and pilgrims

  • 1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;


  • Psalm 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
  • Also Matthew 25:33; John 10.


  • Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
  • Also John 21:15.

Calves of the stall

  • Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.


  • Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
  • Also Micah 5:8.


  • Psalm 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
  • Also Isaiah 40:31.


  • Psalm 68:13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
  • Also Isaiah 60:8.

Thirsting deer

  • Psalm 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Good fish

  • Matthew 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

Dew and showers

  • Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

Watered gardens

  • Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Unfailing springs

  • Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.


  • Song of Solomon 6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.
  • Also Hosea 14:7.

Branches of a vine

  • John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
  • Also John 15:4-5.


  • Song of Solomon 4:13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,

Good figs

  • Jeremiah 24:2-7 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. 3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. ...


  • Song of Solomon 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
  • Also Hosea 14:5.

Willows by the water courses

  • Isaiah 44:4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

Trees planted beside rivers

  • Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Cedars in Lebanon

  • Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Palm trees

  • Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Green olive trees

  • Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
  • Also Hosea 14:6.

Fruitful trees

  • Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
  • Also Jeremiah 17:8.

Corn (grain)

  • Hosea 14:7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.


  • Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
  • Also Matthew 13:29-30.


  • Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Access of, to God

  • Psalm 31:19-20 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
  • Also Isaiah 12:6.


  • Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
  • Also Matthew 22:14.

Relation of, to God

  • Leviticus 20:24-26 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people. 25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Righteous and wicked, circumstances of, contrasted

  • Job 8 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? 3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice? 4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression; ...
  • Also Psalm 17:14-15.

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  • Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
  • Also 1 Samuel 13:14; Ezra 10:3; Psalm 1:1-2; 4:3; 15; 24:3-5; 37:26,30-31; 64:10; 84:7; 87:5-6; 112; 119:1-3; Proverbs 2:9-12; 4:18; 13:5; 25:26; Isaiah 33:15-16; 51:1; 54:13; 60:21; 62:12; 63:8; Jeremiah 31:12-14,33-34; Ezekiel 18:5-9; 44:9; Zechariah 3:2,7-8; Matthew 5:3-10,13-16; 7:16-20,24-27; 12:50; 13:23,38; 19:14; Mark 10:14-15; Luke 6:45; 18:16-17; John 3:21; 8:31-32,39,42,47; 10:4-5,27; 13:35; 15:14; Acts 2:38,47; 8:36-37; 10:47; 11:23-24; 18:7-8; Romans 1:6-7; 6; 8:5-6,9,14-16,29,35-39; 9:8; 15:14; 16:19; 1 Corinthians 1:2,26-27,30; 2:12-13; 6:9-11; 15:48-49; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 4:1-2; 5:17,21; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 1:1,4-7; 2:1,4-6,10,13-14,19-22; 3:17-19; 4:13-16,22-32; 5:8; Philippians 2:15; 3:3,7-11; 4:8; Colossians 1:9-13; 2:7; 3:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 5:4-5,27; 2 Timothy 2:19,21-25; Philemon 5-6; Hebrews 3:1,6; 1 Peter 2:5,9-10; 4:1-2; 2 Peter 1:1; 1 John 2:3,5-6,12-15; 3:2-3,6-7,9,14,18-19; 4:7; 5:1; 2 John 9; Revelation 1:6; 14:4-5; 17:14.



  • Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
  • Also Genesis 22:17; Exodus 23:22; Leviticus 26:5-6,10; Deuteronomy 28:1-13; 33:27; 1 Samuel 2:9; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Ezra 8:22; Job 5:11-27; 8:4-7,20-21; 11:15-20; 22:21-30; 36:7-12; Psalm 4:3; 5:12; 15:2-5; 23:6; 25:10-14; 28:8; 29:11; 32:6-8,10; 33:18-19; 34:9-10,15,17; 37:3-5,9,18,23-29,34; 41:1-2; 50:15; 55:22; 58:11; 62:8; 65:4; 73:24; 81:10; 84:11; 85:9; 91:1,3-7,9-12; 94:17-18; 97:10-11; 111:5; 112:6; 121:3-8; 125:1-3; 128; 145:18-21; Proverbs 1:33; 2:21; 3:1-10,25-26; 10:3; 12:2; 14:26; 15:29; 16:7; 21:21; 28:25; 29:25; Ecclesiastes 7:18; 8:5; Isaiah 4:5-6; 11:6-9; 25:8; 26:3; 33:16,21-22,24; 35:10; 40:10-11,29,31; 41:10-11,13; 43:2; 44:2-3; 49:9-12; 50:7-9; 51:11; 54; 56:2-8; 57:1-2; 58:8-14; 59:20-21; 64:4; 65:13-14,17-25; 66:13-14; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Ezekiel 18:5-9,19-20; 34:11-17,22-31; Daniel 12:1-3; Hosea 6:3; Nahum 1:7; Haggai 1:13; 2:4-5; Zechariah 3:7; Malachi 3:12,16-18; 4:2-3; Matthew 5:3-12; 7:7-8; 8:11; 10:28-32; 13:43; 18:10,19-20; 19:29; 24:21-22; 25:21,33-34,46; 28:20; Mark 3:35; 8:35; 9:41; 10:21,29-30; 11:23-24; 13:13,27; Luke 3:17; 6:20-23; 10:20; 11:9-10; 12:7,32; 16:22-25; 18:29-30; 20:35-36; 21:18,27-28; 22:29-30; 23:43; John 3:15-18,36; 4:14; 5:24,29; 6:39-40; 8:12,51; 9:31; 10:27-29; 12:25-26; 13:36; 14:1-3,12-21,23; 16:33; 17:2,22,24; Acts 10:4,31; 20:32; 26:18; Romans 2:7,10; 5:9-11,17; 6:22-23; 8:14-18,28,32-39; 9:33; 10:9,11-13; 13:11; 1 Corinthians 1:8-9; 2:9; 3:21-23; 6:2-3; 8:3; 13:10-12; 15:48-57; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22; 4:14-15,17; 7:1; Galatians 3:29; 6:8-9; Ephesians 1:18; 2:7; 6:8; Philippians 4:7,19; Colossians 1:5,12; 3:4,24; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 3:12-13; 4:15-18; 5:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-7; 2:13-14; 1 Timothy 1:16; 4:8; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:10-12,19; 4:8; Titus 2:11-14; 3:7; Hebrews 1:14; 2:10,15; 4:9,15-16; 6:10,16-20; 9:15,28; 10:34-36; 11:16; 12:22-23,28; 13:5-6; James 1:5,12,25; 2:5; 4:8; 1 Peter 1:2-5; 2:5-6,9-10; 3:9-12; 4:13; 5:4,6-7,10; 2 Peter 1:4,10-11; 2:9; 1 John 1:7,9; 2:17,25,28; 3:2,22; 5:13; Revelation 1:6; 2:7,10-11,17,26-28; 3:4-5,10,12,21; 7:3-4,9-17; 11:12,18; 14:1-5,13; 16:15; 20:4-6; 21:3-7,24; 22:4-5,7,12,14.









  • John 6:51-57 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. ...
  • Also John 14:20; 15:1-11,19; 17:21-23,26; Romans 8:1,10; 12:5; 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; 10:16-17; 12:12-13,27; 2 Corinthians 5:17,21; 11:2; 13:5; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:30,32; Colossians 1:27; 2:6-7; 1 Peter 4:13; 1 John 2:6,24,28; 3:6,24; 4:13; 5:12,20; 2 John 9; Revelation 19:7-9; 21:9.




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