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50 Bible Verses About Righteousness

What does the Bible say about Righteousness? The Bible says that we are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. One way of doing that is reading through the scriptures and seeing what the Bible says.

Here is a list of 50 Bible verses about Righteousness from the New Testament. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal truths. Read them aloud so that it strengthens your faith and settles in your spirit God's Word on this subject.

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50 Bible Verses About Righteousness

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.

John 16:8 When He comes, He will convict the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment:

Acts 17:31 For He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed, having given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith. As it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 3:21-22 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets. This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all and upon all who believe, for there is no distinction.

Romans 3:25-26 whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith, in His blood, for a demonstration of His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins previously committed, to prove His righteousness at this present time so that He might be just and be the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.

Romans 4:3 What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Romans 4:13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his descendants received the promise that he would be the heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s trespass death reigned through him, then how much more will those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:13 Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but yield yourselves to God, as those who are alive from the dead, and your bodies to God as instruments of righteousness.

Romans 6:18-20 and having been freed from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for just as you have yielded your members as slaves to impurity and iniquity leading to more iniquity, even so now yield your members as slaves to righteousness unto holiness. For when you were the slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.

Romans 8:10 And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is alive because of righteousness.

Romans 10:4 Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness for every one who believes.

Romans 10:10 for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God does not mean eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, whom God made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness and do not sin, for some do not have the knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministry of condemnation is glorious, the ministry of righteousness much more exceeds it in glory.

2 Corinthians 5:21 God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? What communion has light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and supplies bread for your food will also multiply your seed sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.

Galatians 2:21 I do not nullify the grace of God. For if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ died in vain.

Galatians 3:6 Even Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Galatians 3:21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, righteousness would indeed come through the law.

Galatians 5:5 For we, through the Spirit, by faith, eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

Ephesians 4:24 and that you put on the new nature, which was created according to God in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 5:9 for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth—

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your waist girded with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Philippians 1:11 being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which comes through Jesus Christ, for the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God on the basis of faith,

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, escape these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:22 So flee youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on a crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Titus 3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of rebirth and the renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, lasts forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

Hebrews 5:13 Everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark to save his family, by which he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

James 1:20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.

James 2:23 The Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God.

1 Peter 2:24 He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. “By His wounds you were healed.”

2 Peter 2:5 and if He did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

2 Peter 3:13 But, according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

1 John 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who does righteousness is born of Him.

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. The one who does righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Whoever does not live in righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

Revelation 19:11 I saw heaven opened. And there was a white horse. He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

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