Righteousness. O LORD!

Righteousness = The quality of being morally upright; without guilt or sin; in accordance with virtue or morality; morally justifiable; acting in accord with divine or moral law

Genesis 15:6 (NIV) Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Deuteronomy 6:25 (NIV) And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”

1 Samuel 26:23 (NIV) The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.

Job 37:23 (NIV) The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

Psalm 5:8 (NIV) Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.

Psalm 7:17 (NIV) I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 22:31 (NIV) They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

Psalm 33:5 (NIV) The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 40:10 (NIV) I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.

Psalm 51:14 (NIV) Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 71:2 (NIV) In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.

Psalm 85:11 (NIV) Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

Psalm 89:14 (NIV) Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 98:2 (NIV) The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

Psalm 103:17 (NIV) But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—

Psalm 106:31 (NIV) This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.

Psalm 111:3 (NIV) Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 112:3 (NIV) Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 145:7 (NIV) They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

Proverbs 12:28 (NIV) In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Proverbs 21:21 (NIV) Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

Isaiah 26:9 (NIV) My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.

Isaiah 32:17 (NIV) The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 45:8 (NIV) “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the Lord, have created it.

Isaiah 51:6 (NIV) Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.

Isaiah 58:8 (NIV) Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Ezekiel 14:20 (NIV) as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness.

Hosea 10:12 (NIV) Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 5:10 (NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:33 (NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Romans 1:17 (NIV) For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 3:25-26 (NIV) 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Romans 4:13 (NIV) It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 10:4 (NIV) Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

2 Corinthians 9:9 (NIV) As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”

2 Corinthians 9:10 (NIV) Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.

Ephesians 6:13-17 (NIV) The Full Armor of God

13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

2 Peter 2:21 (NIV) It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

2 Peter 3:13 (NIV) But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

Thank You, O Faithful Father God.  Your Word is Holy, God-breathed and true.  Teach us, O Lord, to listen, learn and live by Your Holy Word.  Righteousness.  Dwell in us, that we may know Your righteousness.  To Your Glory and Honor, we pray.

In Jesus name.  Amen