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Has there ever been a righteous person?

No, there has never been a righteous person.

What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Job 15:14

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

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

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

Yes, there have been many righteous people.

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

Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Job 2:3

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

Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25

He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous. Proverbs 2:7

Keep the paths of the righteous. Proverbs 2:20

His secret is with the righteous. Proverbs 3:32

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

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life. Proverbs 10:11

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life. Proverbs 10:16

The lips of the righteous feed many. Proverbs 10:21, 24, 28, 30, 32

The desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness. Proverbs 10:28

The righteous shall never be removed. Proverbs 10:30

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

The righteous is delivered out of trouble. Proverbs 11:8

When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth. Proverbs 11:10

The seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Proverbs 11:21

The desire of the righteous is only good. Proverbs 11:23

The righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:28

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. Proverbs 11:30

The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth. Proverbs 11:31

The root of the righteous shall not be moved. Proverbs 12:3

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

The house of the righteous shall stand. Proverbs 12:7

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. Proverbs 12:10

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

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour. Proverbs 12:26

A righteous man hateth lying. Proverbs 13:5

The light of the righteous rejoiceth. Proverbs 13:9

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

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

Among the righteous there is favour. Proverbs 14:9

The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:19

The righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:32

In the house of the righteous is much treasure. Proverbs 15:6

The way of the righteous is made plain. Proverbs 15:19

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom. Proverbs 15:33

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

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked. Proverbs 21:12

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous. Proverbs 21:18

The righteous giveth and spareth not. Proverbs 21:26

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice. Proverbs 23:24

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous. Proverbs 24:15

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain. Proverbs 25:26

The righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. Proverbs 28:2

The righteous doth sing and rejoice. Proverbs 28:6(v.6)

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor. Proverbs 28:7

The righteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 28:16

The righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 9:1

There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked. Ecclesiastes 9:2

Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him. Isaiah 3:10

The righteousness of the righteous Isaiah 5:23

The righteous perisheth. Isaiah 57:1

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

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 the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression. Ezekiel 33:12

Discern between the righteous and the wicked. Malachi 3:18

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

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

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

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

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. ( Matthew 25:46

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

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

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

[Noah] a preacher of righteousness 2 Peter 2:5

That righteous man [Lot] 2 Peter 2:7-8

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)