But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for
us to fulfil all righteousness." Then he consented.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they
shall be satisfied.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes
and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things
shall be yours as well.
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not
believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and
even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and
righteousness and judgment:
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see
me no more;
and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full
of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the
straight paths of the Lord?
because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in
righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given
assurance to all men by raising him from the dead."
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith;
as it is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live."
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law,
although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who
believe. For there is no distinction;
whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by
faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine
forbearance he had passed over former sins;
For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was
reckoned to him as righteousness."
And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly,
his faith is reckoned as righteousness.
So also David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons
righteousness apart from works:
Is this blessing pronounced only upon the circumcised, or also upon
the uncircumcised? We say that faith was reckoned to Abraham as
He received circumcision as a sign or seal of the righteousness which
he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to
make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised and
who thus have righteousness reckoned to them,
The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit
the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness
That is why his faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness."
If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man,
much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free
gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one
man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men.
so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through
righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but
yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to
life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to any one as obedient
slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which
leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For
just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and
greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin,
your spirits are alive because of righteousness.
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue
righteousness have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith;
but that Israel who pursued the righteousness which is based on law did
not succeed in fulfilling that law.
For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and
seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's
Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is
based on the law shall live by it.
But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart,
"Who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down)
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and
peace and joy in the Holy Spirit;
He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our
wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
For if there was splendor in the dispensation of condemnation, the
dispensation of righteousness must far exceed it in splendor.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we
might become the righteousness of God.
truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of
righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have
righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his
righteousness endures for ever."
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and
multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as
servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
Thus Abraham "believed God, and it was reckoned to him as
Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not; for if a
law had been given which could make alive, then righteousness would
indeed be by the law.
For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait for the hope of righteousness.
and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true
righteousness and holiness.
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on
the breastplate of righteousness,
filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus
Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
as to zeal a persecutor of the church, as to righteousness under the
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on
law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from
God that depends on faith;
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; aim at righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
So shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, faith, love, and
peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for
reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not
only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in
virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in
the Holy Spirit,
Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy
God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades."
for every one who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of
righteousness, for he is a child.
and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first,
by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also
king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen,
took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by
this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness
which comes by faith.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later
it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been
trained by it.
for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.
and the scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and
it was reckoned to him as righteousness"; and he was called the friend
And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to
sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
But even if you do suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed.
Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have
obtained a faith of equal standing with ours in the righteousness of
our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of
righteousness, with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon
the world of the ungodly;
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of
righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy
commandment delivered to them.
But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in
which righteousness dwells.
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon
it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and