NAS: and all My ordinances and do INT: stand the wicked the judgment sinners the assembly, Psalm 7:6 And not just take care of them like give them some money or food. KJV: justice and judgment [is] more acceptable Isaiah 49:4: “for naught, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with” HEB: צֶ֣דֶק וּ֭מִשְׁפָּט מְכ֣וֹן כִּסְאֶ֑ךָ HEB: הַאַ֬ף שׂוֹנֵ֣א מִשְׁפָּ֣ט יַחֲב֑וֹשׁ וְאִם־ 1a1) act of deciding a case. NAS: by their number according to the ordinance; HEB: כִּ֣י כָל־ מִשְׁפָּטָ֣יו לְנֶגְדִּ֑י וְ֝חֻקֹּתָ֗יו KJV: that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous The Hebrew word mishpat is derived from the verbal root sh-p-t meaning to "judge, to pass sentence." KJV: Shall even he that hateth right govern? NAS: annul My judgment? KJV: For all his judgments [were] before me, and I did not put away NAS: Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.”, Zephaniah 2:3: “of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness:” HEB: הַֽכֵּר־ פָּנִ֖ים בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט בַּל־ טֽוֹב׃ HEB: נ֤וֹדַ֨ע ׀ יְהוָה֮ מִשְׁפָּ֪ט עָ֫שָׂ֥ה בְּפֹ֣עַל HEB: חֻקֹּתָ֤יו מִצְוֹתָיו֙ וּמִשְׁפָּטָ֣יו וְעֵדְוֹתָ֔יו כַּכָּת֖וּב ‘Justice and Right’: Biblical Ethics and the Regulation of Capitalism Walter Houston The Hebrew expression in the Old Testament mishpat u-tsedaqa, conventionally translated ‘justice and righteousness’, has a particular application to the social responsibility of the king. . KJV: and maintain their cause. INT: dread For your ordinances are good, Psalm 119:43 KJV: which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell NAS: his life, though he was not deserving of death, INT: the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which shall teach, Deuteronomy 6:1 INT: shall do injustice judgment nor respect, Leviticus 19:35 HEB: אֵ֭ל הֵסִ֣יר מִשְׁפָּטִ֑י וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י הֵמַ֥ר INT: shall stand shall inquire the judgment of the Urim before, Numbers 29:6 Ezekiel 33:14: “Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;” INT: to do righteousness and justice is desired the LORD, Proverbs 21:7 Hosea 12:6: “to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.”, Amos 5:7: “Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,” was the first 2,000 years of chaos, and specifically the exile in Egypt. KJV: of blood according to these judgments: NAS: to the king for judgment, Absalom KJV: and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one HEB: בְּכָל־ הָ֝אָ֗רֶץ מִשְׁפָּטָֽיו׃ “Do justice, do righteousness!” The Hebrew word for these two words are mishpat and tsedeqah and have a much deeper meaning in the Hebrew text than in English. NAS: times; Your judgments are on high, HEB: הָעָ֗ם אֵ֚ת מִשְׁפַּ֣ט הַמְּלֻכָ֔ה וַיִּכְתֹּ֣ב KJV: David, and so [will be] his manner all the while NAS: do not understand justice, But those who seek NAS: and keep My judgments, so as to carry Tzedakah goes beyond physical needs to psychological needs as well. NAS: You shall not pervert the justice [due] to your needy Ezekiel 18:19: “of the father? HEB: נָ֣א יְהוָ֑ה וּֽמִשְׁפָּטֶ֥יךָ לַמְּדֵֽנִי׃ HEB: יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל כֵּ֥ן מִשְׁפָּטֶ֖ךָ אַתָּ֥ה חָרָֽצְתָּ׃ “mercy” is the Hebrew word chesedh, God’s uncondi-tional grace and compassion. NAS: Your righteous ordinances. In many instances in the Old Testament this word is paired with another word, tsedaqah , which translators ordinarily render as “righteousness” (for example, Isaiah 1:21 and Amos 5:24). HEB: סִפַּ֑רְתִּי כֹּ֝֗ל מִשְׁפְּטֵי־ פִֽיךָ׃ NAS: and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live KJV: even when the needy speaketh right. NAS: for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. KJV: but [every] man’s judgment [cometh] from the LORD. He says justice is the most basic institution of a free society. Ezekiel 11:12: “executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about” NAS: to the king for judgment; so Absalom Tsedeq means righteousness, God’s standard of what is good, right, and true. Like many things, I had some level of head knowledge but it hadn’t settled into my heart. These files are considered public domain. NAS: of Israel came up to her for judgment. KJV: and God hath taken away my judgment. We may say that miš-pāt is forensic sĕd-āqâ. The state, in the NAS: injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial HEB: פֶּ֤לֶס ׀ וּמֹאזְנֵ֣י מִ֭שְׁפָּט לַֽיהוָ֑ה מַ֝עֲשֵׂ֗הוּ NAS: it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons NAS: and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe HEB: חֻקֹּתַי֙ וְאֶת־ מִשְׁפָּטַ֔י וְלֹ֣א תַעֲשׂ֔וּ INT: arose to judgment God to save, Psalm 81:4 HEB: מִצְוֹתָ֤יו וְחֻקָּיו֙ וּמִשְׁפָּטָ֔יו אֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוָּ֖ה HEB: כְחַסְדֶּ֑ךָ יְ֝הוָ֗ה כְּֽמִשְׁפָּטֶ֥ךָ חַיֵּֽנִי׃ INT: my statutes and all my ordinances and do not, Leviticus 24:22 KJV: let us come near together to judgment. Jeremiah 32:7: “that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy” my wound NAS: Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt NAS: the people the ordinances of the kingdom, Rabbi Jonathan Sachs says that both are forms of justice, but are very different in their logic. NAS: of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so However, in its biblical context, justice is administered not solely through the sword but from a posture of loving kindness (chesed) , which seeks equity and biblical peace (shalom) . NAS: takes hold on justice, I will render HEB: לַיּוֹשֵׁב֙ עַל־ הַמִּשְׁפָּ֔ט וְלִ֨גְבוּרָ֔ה מְשִׁיבֵ֥י 27:5); and an established ordinance (Exod. Jeremiah 46:28: “thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.” HEB: שֹׁפֵ֛ט וְדֹרֵ֥שׁ מִשְׁפָּ֖ט וּמְהִ֥ר צֶֽדֶק׃ HEB: מֶ֑לֶךְ וּלְשָׂרִ֖ים לְמִשְׁפָּ֥ט יָשֹֽׂרוּ׃ Ayin. NAS: and maintain their cause and forgive HEB: הֲ֭זֹאת חָשַׁ֣בְתָּ לְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט אָ֝מַ֗רְתָּ צִדְקִ֥י NAS: You are to perform My judgments and keep NAS: the righteous in judgment. In Micah 6:8, “mishpat puts the emphasis on the action, chesedh puts it on the attitude [or motive] behind the action.” To walk with God, then, we must do justice, out of merciful love. Everybody's supposed to have their own piece of. NAS: They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob, HEB: כִּי־ צֶ֣דֶק מִשְׁפָּטֶ֑יךָ וֶ֝אֱמוּנָ֗ה עִנִּיתָֽנִי׃ HEB: כִּֽי־ אֱלֹהֵ֤י מִשְׁפָּט֙ יְהוָ֔ה אַשְׁרֵ֖י God does mishpat, and therefore the people of God are to do mishpat as well. Malachi 2:17: “in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?”, Malachi 3:5: “And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers,” HEB: וְנִגְּשׁ֥וּ אֶל־ הַמִּשְׁפָּ֖ט וּשְׁפָט֑וּם וְהִצְדִּ֙יקוּ֙ HEB: צִוִּיתִ֑יךָ חֻקַּ֥י וּמִשְׁפָּטַ֖י תִּשְׁמֹֽר׃ KJV: of man; for the judgment [is] God’s: KJV: also loveth judgment; thou dost establish (17) And. HEB: וַתִּתֵּ֨ן לָהֶ֜ם מִשְׁפָּטִ֤ים יְשָׁרִים֙ וְתוֹר֣וֹת KJV: and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, NAS: forever; The judgments of the LORD KJV: for I have hoped in thy judgments. KJV: all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do NAS: on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself. INT: your presence my judgment come your eyes, Psalm 18:22 HEB: הָעֵדֹ֗ת וְהַֽחֻקִּים֙ וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוָּ֛ה KJV: and execute my judgments, and keep Having a humble heart walks with the LORD. KJV: of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people INT: This become will be the procedure of the king who, 1 Samuel 10:25 Ezekiel 18:9: “Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just,” NAS: the paths of justice, And He preserves NAS: arose to judgment, To save HEB: יְהוָה֙ עָשָׂ֔ה וּמִשְׁפָּטָ֖יו עִם־ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ NAS: in the breastpiece of judgment over INT: to the statute of the Passover ordinance so shall do, Numbers 15:16 Tim: Then the context of Micah as a whole, Micah was accusing the leaders of. INT: now have prepared my case know that, Job 14:3 NAS: and they go to court, and the judges decide KJV: him in the path of judgment, and taught INT: to pervert the ways of justice, Proverbs 18:5 NAS: And He will not do violence to justice and abundant HEB: יַדְרֵ֣ךְ עֲ֭נָוִים בַּמִּשְׁפָּ֑ט וִֽילַמֵּ֖ד עֲנָוִ֣ים KJV: his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, KJV: For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; HEB: וּלְר֖וּחַ מִשְׁפָּ֑ט לַיּוֹשֵׁב֙ עַל־ HEB: אֶתְכֶ֗ם חֻקִּים֙ וּמִשְׁפָּטִ֔ים כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוַּ֖נִי HEB: וְאִ֥ם אֶת־ מִשְׁפָּטַ֖י תִּגְעַ֣ל נַפְשְׁכֶ֑ם KJV: than great revenues without right. NAS: He has executed judgment. HEB: אֲ֝שַׁוַּ֗ע וְאֵ֣ין מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ INT: may elders understand justice, Job 34:4 KJV: and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command The word for “justice” is the Hebrew term mishpat. HEB: יָשְׁב֣וּ כִסְא֣וֹת לְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט כִּ֝סְא֗וֹת לְבֵ֣ית HEB: מָלֵ֑אתָ דִּ֖ין וּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט יִתְמֹֽכוּ׃ KJV: [is] a God of judgment: blessed INT: each number to the ordinance required day, Ezra 7:10 INT: may go together to court, Job 13:18 NAS: and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a soothing NAS: abhors My ordinances so as not to carry NAS: A just balance and scales HEB: וְ֝אֵ֗ל הֵסִ֥יר מִשְׁפָּטִֽי׃ Jeremiah 48:47: “the LORD. 16:20) Hebrew Study Card . HEB: תּוֹרָ֥ה אַחַ֛ת וּמִשְׁפָּ֥ט אֶחָ֖ד יִהְיֶ֣ה KJV: [shall be] according to their number, after the manner: INT: loves righteousness and justice of the lovingkindness of the LORD, Psalm 35:23 NAS: Zion with justice and righteousness. Mishpat refers to making proper judgements, usually within the context of a legal framework, and giving each their due showing partiality due to bribes or favoritism. Isaiah 61:8: “I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct”, Jeremiah 1:16: “And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense” NAS: My statutes and My ordinances, INT: concerning adversary lie is incurable, Job 34:12 KJV: These [are] the statutes and judgments and laws, The Bible is full of tzedakah, the forgiving of debts (Jubilee), the gleaning of fields, the tithes for the poor, and so on. HEB: וְאַל־ תָּב֣וֹא בְ֭מִשְׁפָּט אֶת־ עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ KJV: [shall be] according to their number, after the manner: INT: the midst of the paths of justice, Proverbs 12:5 NAS: in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, NAS: this is according to justice? INT: the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments which commanded, Deuteronomy 7:11 NAS: Let my judgment come forth KJV: this day according to thine ordinances: for all [are] thy servants. NAS: for them a statute and regulation, and there NAS: My commandments and My ordinances, as is done now.’ HEB: הָבִ֖ין לִשְׁמֹ֥עַ מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ NAS: pervert justice? NAS: I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself HEB: לִבְנ֖וֹ יִֽיעָדֶ֑נָּה כְּמִשְׁפַּ֥ט הַבָּנ֖וֹת יַעֲשֶׂה־ HEB: יוֹשֶֽׁבֶת־ לָ֠בֶטַח כְּמִשְׁפַּ֨ט צִדֹנִ֜ים שֹׁקֵ֣ט ׀ Did similar … HEB: הַֽחֻקִּ֖ים וְאֶת־ הַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֑ים אֲשֶׁ֧ר אָנֹכִ֛י Our English word "justice" can cover both of those just like the Hebrew. HEB: יָגֹ֑רְתִּי כִּ֖י מִשְׁפָּטֶ֣יךָ טוֹבִֽים׃ KJV: scorneth judgment: and the mouth NAS: at their stations after their custom, according to the law KJV: know not the manner of the God LN 56.20–56.34 justice, i.e., a state or condition of fairness in disputes (Ex 23:6); 6. KJV: Zion with judgment and righteousness. HEB: הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים יָבִ֥א בְמִשְׁפָּ֖ט עַ֣ל כָּל־ INT: longing After your ordinances all times, Psalm 119:30 NAS: who is with you when you render judgment. INT: have remembered your ordinances of old God, Psalm 119:62 INT: his statutes his commandments and his ordinances and listen to his voice, Deuteronomy 27:19 INT: to observe the statutes and the ordinances which commanded, 1 Chronicles 23:31 NAS: I have despised the claim of my male INT: made A statute and an ordinance Israel against, 2 Samuel 8:15 Jon: Like alms? NAS: was in him to administer justice. When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all” Jeremiah 51:9: “every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up” KJV: [are] verity and judgment; all his commandments And we see this modeled in the person of Jesus, who confronted the … Psalm 33:5 says, “He loves righteousness and justice…” In Micah 6:8, “mishpat puts the emphasis on the action, chesedh puts it on the at-titude [or motive] behind the action.”18 To walk with … INT: the lambs their number to the ordinance, Numbers 29:21 The Hebrew word for justice is mishpat, and it most often refers to “restorative justice.” This is more than just being a good person; it’s active. INT: to teach statutes and judgments perform the land, Deuteronomy 4:45 INT: of Judah Because of your judgments, Psalm 72:1 NAS: in the breastpiece of judgment the Urim KJV: The king by judgment establisheth KJV: and seeking judgment, and hasting NAS: His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments. "Rejoinder: The New Law of Limitation of Civil Actions" 36 Mishpatin (2007) 855 (Hebrew). INT: instructs properly his God and teaches, Isaiah 30:18 In Micah 6:8 the Hebrew word for just is mishpat. KJV: of truth: thy judgments have I laid In Micah 6:8, “mishpat puts the emphasis on the action, chesedh puts it on the attitude [or motive] behind the action.”18 To walk with God, then, we must do justice, out of merciful love. NAS: for Israel, An ordinance of the God INT: have taught statutes and judgments as commanded, Deuteronomy 4:8 But also found 'mishpat' and 'yashar' which were obviously different roots, so counted those under 'Other Hebrew Words'. HEB: אֶל־ חֹ֣שֶׁן הַמִּשְׁפָּ֗ט אֶת־ הָאוּרִים֙ Isaiah 30:18 HEB: כִּֽי־ אֱלֹהֵ֤י מִשְׁפָּט֙ יְהוָ֔ה אַשְׁרֵ֖י NAS: is a God of justice; How blessed KJV: [is] a God of judgment: blessed INT: is a God of justice the LORD blessed. KJV: of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. NAS: and he administered justice and righteousness HEB: עֹשִׂ֗ים כְּחֻקֹּתָם֙ וּכְמִשְׁפָּטָ֔ם וְכַתּוֹרָ֣ה וְכַמִּצְוָ֗ה KJV: where [the officers] were, every man according to his charge. HEB: בְּעֵינַ֛י וְחֻקֹּתַ֥י וּמִשְׁפָּטַ֖י כְּדָוִ֥ד אָבִֽיו׃ INT: of his hands are truth and justice are sure All, Psalm 112:5 INT: and their supplication and maintain their cause, 2 Chronicles 6:39 HEB: הָעִ֣ירָה וְ֭הָקִיצָה לְמִשְׁפָּטִ֑י אֱלֹהַ֖י וַֽאדֹנָ֣י NAS: His ways are just; A God "Human Rights in Tort Law and in Contract law - the Quiet Revolution" (with D. Barak-Erez) 8 Kiryat Mishpat (2009) (Hebrew). 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