THE JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE OF GOD
JUSTICE - 1. The quality of being righteous; rectitude 2. Impartiality; fairness 3. The quality of being right or correct 4. Sound reason; rightfulness; validity 5. Reward or penalty as deserved; just deserts 6. a) The use of authority and power to uphold what is right, just, or lawful b) the personification of this, usually a blindfolded goddess, holding scales and a sword 7. The administration of law; procedure of a law court 8. Same as: a) judge b) Justice of the Peace - bring to justice to cause (a wrongdoer) to be tried in court and duly punished - do justice to 1. To treat fitly or fairly 2. To treat with due appreciation; enjoy properly - do oneself justice 1. To do something in a manner worthy of one’s abilities 2. To be fair to oneself.
JUDGMENT - 1. The act of judging; deciding 2. A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court 3. a) a debt or other obligation resulting from a court order b) a document recording this obligation 4. A misfortune looked on as a punishment from God 5. An opinion or estimate 6. Criticism or censure 7. The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense 8. Bible justice: right 9. Logic the assertion of a belief or proposition 10. Short for Last Judgment
Greek meaning: decision, by extension, a tribunal; by implication: justice (specifically divine law); accusation, condemnation, damnation, judgment
This word is found in…..
“But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…” Matthew 5:22 (Strongs 2920)
“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28 (Strongs 2920)
“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment: James 2:13 (Strongs 2920)
“Love has been perfected among us in this; that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” I John 4:17 (Strongs 2920)
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” I Peter 4:17 (Strongs 2917)
Greek meaning: a decision (the function or the effect, for or against a crime), avenge, condemned, condemnation, damnation, judgment.
“Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into judgment (the courts) James 2:6 (Strongs 2922)
Greek meaning: a rule of judging (criterion), i.e. by implication, a tribunal. To judge, judgment (seat).
“He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4 (Strongs 6662)
Hebrew meaning: just, lawful, righteous. From the word meaning to be right, cleanse, clear self, righteous
“Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy, “ Psalm 82:3 (Strongs 6663)
“…They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God…” Isaiah 58:2 (Strongs 6664)
“No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth…” Isaiah 59:4 (Strongs 6664)
In the New Testament, the word justice is not found. However, the word justified and just are. The meaning of just is equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy, just, meet, right (eous).
In Isaiah 30:18 various translations use justice and judgment interchangeably.
“Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice (some say judgment); blessed are all those who wait for Him.”
Hebrew meaning: a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially. A sentence or formal decree (human or divine law, individual or collect, including the act, the place, the suite, the crime, and the penalty; justice, including a particular right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style. Other words listed are ceremony, charge, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just law, manner, measure, order, ordinance, right, sentence
Most of the time justice and judgment are used in the same sentence. As in….
“As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, in judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress.” Job 37:23 (Strongs judgment-4941 justice-6666)
“To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity;” Proverbs 1:3 (Strpmgs judgment-4941)
“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:7 (Strongs judgment-4941 justice-6666)
“Thus says the Lord: Keep justice, and do righteousness (some translations say judgment or equity), for My salvation is about to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.” Isaiah 56:1 (Strongs judgment-4941 justice-6666)
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice (some translations say righteousness) in the earth.” Jeremiah 23:5 (Strongs judgment-4941 justice-6666)
In all of the above passages, the word translated judgment means a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially. A sentence or formal decree (human or divine law, individual or collect, including the act, the place, the suite, the crime, and the penalty; justice, including a particular right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style. Other words listed are ceremony, charge, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just law, manner, measure, order, ordinance, right, sentence. (This is the same as in Isaiah 30.)
The word translated justice means rightness, rectitude, justice, morally: virtue or figuratively: prosperity. justice, moderately, right (eous)
“Righteousness and justice (some translations say justice and judgment) are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.” Psalm 89:14
Hebrew meaning: The word for judgment is the same as above. The word justice is just a variation of the word that means the right (naturally, morally or legally, equity, prosperity. (Strongs judgment-4941 justice-6664)