Proverbs regarding authority, constitutionality, impartiality, justice, lawfulness, legality, legitimacy, penalty, recompense, rectitude, redress, reparation, sanction
Kings reign by means of me, and potentates decree righteousness;
Prov. 8:15 (read whole chapter)
The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.
Prov. 11:1 (read whole chapter)
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.
Prov. 16:11 (read whole chapter)
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent - both of them are an abomination to the LORD.
Prov. 17:15 (read whole chapter)
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.
Prov. 17:23 (read whole chapter)
A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
Prov. 19:28 (read whole chapter)
"It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts.
Prov. 20:14 (read whole chapter)
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Prov. 21:3 (read whole chapter)
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all.
Prov. 28:5 (read whole chapter)
To show partiality is terrible, for a person will transgress over the smallest piece of bread.
Prov. 28:21 (read whole chapter)
Whoever shares with a thief is his own enemy; he hears the oath to testify, but does not talk.
The fear of people becomes a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set on high.
Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one receives justice.
Prov. 29:24-26 (read whole chapter)
Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.
Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Prov. 31:8-9 (read whole chapter)