15 Bible Verses about Injustice

God’s view of injustice is clear: he hates and renounces it because injustice perverts his world. 

Yet injustice—the unjustified ill-treatment of others through false accusations or unnecessarily inflicting pain or punishment—can be found in almost every area of human relationships.1

Though today it may be difficult to find clarity on the topic of injustice, the Bible is not silent—and it’s the best place to start to understand God’s heart on the issue better. 

Here are 15 Bible verses about injustice to get you started.

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

2 Chronicles 19:7

Let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God

Job 5:16

So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Job 11:14

If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.

Job 15:16

Behold, God puts no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight; how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!

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Proverbs 13:23

The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.

Jeremiah 22:12–14

Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages.

Ezekiel 3:20

If a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 9:9

The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For they say, “The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.”

Ezekiel 33:18

When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it.

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your warriors, therefore the tumult of war shall arise among your people

Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord within her is righteous; he does no injustice; every morning he shows forth his justice; each dawn he does not fail; but the unjust knows no shame.

Romans 9:14

What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means!

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Learn more about how the word “injustice” is used in different contexts in the Bible by using the Bible Word Study Guide in Logos. Or let Logos help you dig a bit deeper and search for the meaning of “injustice” in its original language. The Bible Sense Lexicon makes it easy to search for words with related meaning in all the biblical languages.

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  1.  Martin Manser, 5349, “injustice, examples of,” Dictionary of Bible Themes. (Martin Manser), 2009.

Comments

  1. Only a few of these verses actually explains what injustice looks like. Everybody’s crying about injustice today, but they can’t tell you in most cases what to fix.

    • MarionHBrown says

      This seems so true…I believe “do right and fear not” to describe ‘right’ is difficult …depends on your upbringing. As an almost 86 year old, I’ve been through a lot of changes which seemed right at the time but in long retrospect, thoroughly inconsiquential (sp). It’s hard to digest that in living long, I’ve been wrong so many times. Thanks be to God that He is merciful. (Remember to always be kind).

  2. Unto him who known to do good and doth not to him it is a sin. James 4:17 if we obey the word of God there would be no problem. Let the church say AMEN

  3. Unto him who knowth to do good and doth not to him it is a sin. James 4:17 if we obey the word of God there would be no problem. Let the church say AMEN