“How the faithful city has become a harlot! She was filled with justice; righteousness made its abode in her, but now murderers” (Isaiah 1:21).
“The vineyard of Jehovah of Hosts is the house of Israel and the people of Judah his cherished grove. He expected justice, but there was injustice; [he expected] righteousness, but there was an outcry” (Isaiah 5:7).
“Your rulers are renegades, accomplices of robbers: with one accord they love bribes and run after rewards; they do not dispense justice to the fatherless, nor does the widow’s case come before them” (Isaiah 1:23).
“When integrity is lacking, they who shun evil become a prey. Jehovah saw that there was no justice, and it displeased him. When he saw it, he wondered why there was no man, no one who would intercede” (Isaiah 59:15–16).
“Woe to those who enact unjust laws, who draft oppressive legislation—denying justice to the needy, depriving the poor of my people of their right, making plunder of widows, mere spoil of the fatherless!” (Isaiah 10:1–2).
“[Woe to those] who acquit the guilty for a bribe but deny justice to the innocent! As a blazing fire consumes stubble, and as dry weeds wane before the flame, so shall their roots decay away and their blossoms fly up like dust. For they have despised the law of Jehovah of Hosts and reviled the words of the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 5:23–24).
“Wash yourselves clean: remove your wicked deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil. Learn to do good: demand justice, stand up for the oppressed; plead the cause of the fatherless, appeal on behalf of the widow” (Isaiah 1:16–17).
“My servant whom I sustain, my chosen one in whom I delight, him I have endowed with my Spirit; he will dispense justice to the Gentiles. . . . He will perform the work of justice in the cause of truth. Neither shall he himself grow dim or be bruised until he has brought about justice in the earth” (Isaiah 42:1, 3–4).
“In that day shall Jehovah of Hosts be as a crown of beauty and wreath of glory to the remnant of his people: a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who repulse the attack at the gates” (Isaiah 28:5–6).
“Then shall they who are left in Zion and they who remain in Jerusalem be called holy—all who were inscribed to be among the living at Jerusalem. [This shall be] when my Lord has washed away the excrement of the women of Zion and cleansed Jerusalem of its bloodshed, in the spirit of justice, by a burning wind” (Isaiah 4:3–4).
“A king shall reign in righteousness and rulers rule with justice. And a man shall become as a shelter from the wind or refuge from the storm” (Isaiah 32:1–2).
“The effect of justice shall be peace, and the result of righteousness an assured calm forever” (Isaiah 32:17).