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Has there ever been a righteous person?


No, there has never been a righteous person.

Since childbirth is a dirty process that involves women, how could any of us be clean or righteous? We can't and we aren't. We are all unclean, unrighteous, filthy rags.
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Job 15:14

We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6

Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words. Isaiah 41:26

There is none righteous, no, not one. Romans 3:10

Yes, there have been many righteous people.

Abel, Lot, Noah, Daniel, Job, David, Zacharias son of Barachias, Elisabeth, and Zechariah were all righteous people.

Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous. Hebrews 11:4

And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2 Peter 2:7-8

Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 14:14, 20

[God] spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. 2 Peter 2:5

For thee [Noah] have I seen righteous before me. Genesis 7:1

Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me [David] according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. 2 Samuel 22:25

They [Elisabeth and Zechariah] were both righteous before God, walking in the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Luke 1:6

That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Matthew 23:35

God knows the way of the righteous.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1:5-6
Righteous people rejoice in the Lord.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous. Psalm 32:11

Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous. Psalm 33:1, Psalm 97:12

Righteous people are never forsaken and are never hungry.
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish. Proverbs 10:3

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul. Proverbs 13:25

Among the righteous there is favour. Proverbs 14:9

Righteous people will rejoice when they see God's vengeance; they will wash their feet in wicked people's blood.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. Psalm 37:25
God makes righteous people wise.
He [God] layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous. Proverbs 2:7
Follow righteous people.
Keep the paths of the righteous. Proverbs 2:20
God tells his secret to righteous people.
His [God's] secret is with the righteous. Proverbs 3:32
Righteous people's mouths are wells of life.
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life. Proverbs 10:11
Righteous people get paid with life.
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life. Proverbs 10:16
Righteous people's lips feed people and know what to say.
The lips of the righteous feed many. Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable. Proverbs 10:32

Righteous people get whatever they want.
The desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24
When righteous people hope they become glad.
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness. Proverbs 10:28
Righteous people hang around forever.
The righteous shall never be removed. Proverbs 10:30
Righteous people get out of trouble.
The righteous is delivered out of trouble. Proverbs 11:8
When things go well with righteous people, the city is happy.
When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth. Proverbs 11:10
The children of righteous people will be saved.
The seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Proverbs 11:21
Righteous people want what is good.
The desire of the righteous is only good. Proverbs 11:23
Rightous people grow like a branches.
The righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:28
Righteous people's fruit is the same as the fruit of the tree of life.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. Proverbs 11:30
Good things happen to righteous people.
The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth. Proverbs 11:31

To the righteous good shall be repayed. Proverbs 13:21

Righteous people's roots can't be removed and always yield fruit.
The root of the righteous shall not be moved and always yield fruit. Proverbs 12:3

The root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. Proverbs 12:12

Righteous people are always right.
The thoughts of the righteous are right. Proverbs 12:5

It is not good to ... overthrow the righteous in judgment. Proverbs 18:5

Righteous people's houses never fall down.
The house of the righteous shall stand. Proverbs 12:7
Righteous people are kind to animals.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. Proverbs 12:10
Righteous people are better than their neighbors.
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour. Proverbs 12:26
Righteous people hate lying.
A righteous man hateth lying. Proverbs 13:5
Rightous people have happy lights.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth. Proverbs 13:9
Wicked people bow before righteous people.
The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:19
Righteous people die hopeful deaths.
The righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:32
Righteous people have lots of stuff.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure. Proverbs 15:6
Navigation is easy for righteous people.
The way of the righteous is made plain. Proverbs 15:19
Righteous people are safe since they run to the name of the Lord.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
Righteous men look at the houses of wicked people.
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked. Proverbs 21:12
Wicked people are ransoms for righteous people.
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous. Proverbs 21:18
Righteous people are generous givers.
The righteous giveth and spareth not. Proverbs 21:26
Happiness is being the father of a righteous child.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice. Proverbs 23:24
Wicked people should stay away from righteous people's houses.
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous. Proverbs 24:15
Righteous people should not give in to wicked people.
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain. Proverbs 25:26
Righteous people are as bold as lions.
The righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
When righteous people rule, everyone is happy.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. Proverbs 29:2
Righteous people are happy and sing a lot.
The righteous doth sing and rejoice. Proverbs 28:6
Righteous people help the poor.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor. Proverbs 29:7
When wicked people multiply, bad things happen. But righteous people see the wicked fall.
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 29:16
God directs the work of righteous people.
The righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 9:1
The same things happen to righteous and wicked people.
There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked. Ecclesiastes 9:2
Tell righteous people that everything will turn out well for them.
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him. Isaiah 3:10
Woe to those who drink wine and mix drinks, and thereby remove the righteousness from righteous men.
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Isaiah 5:22-23
Righteous people die to save themselves from a future evil.
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1
God will judge righteous men as though they were adulteresses and menstruating women.
The righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands. Ezekiel 23:45
The righteousness of righteous people won't help them when they sin.
The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression. Ezekiel 33:12
Learn how to identify righteous and wicked people.
Discern between the righteous and the wicked. Malachi 3:18
To get to heaven you must be more righteous than the scribes and Pharisees.
Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20
Many righteous men and prophets wanted to see and hear Jesus, but couldn't.
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Matthew 13:17
Jesus's generation is responsible for spilling all the righteous blood from Abel to Zacharias son of Barachias.
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. Matthew 23:35
Dead righteous people will ask Jesus when they saw him hungry or thirsty while they were alive.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? Matthew 25:37
Righteous people will live forever after they die.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Matthew 25:46
The prayers of righteous men are very powerful.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
Righteous people should stay righteous.
He that is righteous, let him be righteous still. Revelation 22:11


See also:
Has there ever been a just person?
Lot, the just and righteous
Noah, that just and perfect preacher of righteousness

Christian Responses
Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible: There was a certain disciple at Damascus (Gen 15)