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Want to know what the Bible says about righteousness? Here are 312 Bible verses about righteousness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 John 3:7 NIV
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
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1 John 2:29 NIV
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
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Isaiah 33:15-17 NIV
15 Those who walk righteously
    and speak what is right,
who reject gain from extortion
    and keep their hands from accepting bribes,
who stop their ears against plots of murder
    and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—
16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,
    whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.
Their bread will be supplied,
    and water will not fail them.
17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty
    and view a land that stretches afar.
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Matthew 5:20 NIV
For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
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1 Peter 3:14 NIV
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
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2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
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1 Peter 5:10 NIV
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
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Romans 10:4 NIV
Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
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2 Timothy 2:22 NIV
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
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1 John 5:18 NIV
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
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Philippians 3:9 NIV
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
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Romans 8:4-6 NIV
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Genesis 15:6 NIV
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
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Matthew 5:6 NIV
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
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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.”
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1 Peter 3:12 NIV
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
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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.”
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Proverbs 21:3 NIV
To do what is right and just
    is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
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1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
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