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Has there ever been a just person?


No, there has never been a just person.

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecclesiastes 7:20

Yes, there have been many.

Lot, Noah, Joseph (Mary's husband), Simeon, John the Baptist, Joseph of Arimathaea, and Cornelius the centurion were all just men.
And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. 2 Peter 2:7

She [Wisdom] delivered the just man [Lot]. Wisdom 10:6

Noah was a just man and perfect. Genesis 6:9

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. Matthew 1:19

Simeon ... was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. Luke 2:25

For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy. Mark 6:20

And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just ... he was of Arimathaea. Luke 23:50-51

And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God. Acts 10:22

Wicked people gnash their teeth, while plotting against just people.
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. Psalm 37:12
Just people's houses are blessed by God.
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Proverbs 3:33
Just people walk along a shining path towards a perfect day.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18
Just people become more learned with instruction.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
Just people have blessings upon their heads.
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:6
The memory of just people is blessed.
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 10:7
Just people have silver-like tongues.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver. Proverbs 10:20
Just people's mouths bring forth wisdom.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom. Proverbs 10:31
Just people are saved by knowledge.
Through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Proverbs 11:9
Just people get out of trouble.
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:13
Just people never have anything bad happen to them.
There shall no evil happen to the just. Proverbs 12:21
The condemnation of just people is an abomination to the Lord.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15
Just people should not be punished.
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. Proverbs 17:26
Just people walk in integrity and have blessed children.
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7
Just people love to judge people.
It is joy to the just to do judgment. Proverbs 21:15
Just people fall seven times.
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Proverbs 24:16
Just people search for the souls of upright people.
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. Proverbs 29:10
Just people think unjust people are abominations.
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. Proverbs 29:27
Just people perish in their righteousness.
There is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Ecclesiastes 7:15
Bad things happen to just people.
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked. Ecclesiastes 8:14
Just people's paths are upright and are weighed by upright people.
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. Isaiah 26:7
Just people's blood has been shed by their prophets and priests.
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her. Lamentations 4:13
Just people never eat on the mountains.
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, And hath not eaten upon the mountains. Ezekiel 18:5-6
Just people never defile their neighbor's wife.
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, And hath not ... defiled his neighbour's wife. Ezekiel 18:5-6
Just people never come near a mestruating woman.
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and ... neither hath come near to a menstruous woman. Ezekiel 18:5-6
Just people keep all of the commandments.
Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 18:9
Just people walk in the ways of the Lord.
The ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them. Hosea 14:9
Just people are afflicted by mighty sins.
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just. Amos 5:12
Just people live by faith.
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4

The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38

Just people's souls are in the hand of God; they shall never be tormented with death.
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. Wisdom 3:1
Just people condemn the wicked after they die.
The just that is dead, condemneth the wicked that are living. Wisdom 4:16
Just people stand.
Then shall the just stand. Wisdom 5:1
Just people live forever.
The just shall live for evermore. Wisdom 5:16
The course of just people is directed by wisdom.
Wisdom ... directing the course of the just. Wisdom 10:4

She conducted the just. Wisdom 10:10

Just people know Wisdom.
She [Wisdom] knew the just. Wisdom 10:5
Just people are not forsaken by Wisdom.
She [Wisdom] forsook not the just. Wisdom 10:13
Just people are delivered by Wisdom.
She [Wisdom] delivered the just people. Wisdom 10:15
Just people are paid by Wisdom for their labor.
She rendered to the just the wages of their labours. Wisdom 10:17
Just people take the spoils from the wicked.
The just took the spoils of the wicked. Wisdom 10:19
Just people get bread and wine when they are buried.
Lay out thy bread, and thy wine upon the burial of a just man. Tobit 4:18
God sends sunshine and rain on just people.
For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:45
Angels will separate the just from the wicked at the end of the world.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. Matthew 13:49
Just people will by their wisdom turn fathers' hearts toward their children.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just. Luke 1:17
Just people will be resurrected.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke 14:14

And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. Acts 24:15

Just people will be valued 99 times less than repented sinners.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:7
Only just people can become bishops.
For a bishop must be blameless ... just, holy, temperate. Titus 1:7-8
Just people have perfect spirits.
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. Hebrews 12:23
Just people were killed by rich men.
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. ... Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. James 5:1-6
Christ suffered for both just and unjust people.
Christ ... suffered for ... the just and the unjust. 1 Peter 3:18


See Also:
Has there ever been a righteous person?
Does anyone ever do anything good?
Is anyone good?
Is everyone a sinner?
Lot, the just and righteous
Noah, that just and perfect preacher of righteousness

Christian Responses
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