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Righteous, Righteousness

Being just, holy, virtuous, upright; acting in obedience to God’s commands; avoiding sin.

  • The Lord will bless the righteous:Ps. 5:12;
  • The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous:Ps. 34:15, 17; ( 1 Pet. 3:12; )
  • When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:Prov. 29:2; ( D&C 98:9–10; )
  • Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness:Matt. 5:6; ( 3 Ne. 12:6; )
  • Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness:Matt. 6:33;
  • The righteous go into life eternal:Matt. 25:46;
  • The fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much:James 5:16;
  • He that is righteous is favored of God:1 Ne. 17:35;
  • He will preserve the righteous; they need not fear:1 Ne. 22:17, 22;
  • Satan will have no power because of the righteousness of the Lord’s people:1 Ne. 22:26;
  • If there be no righteousness there be no happiness:2 Ne. 2:13;
  • The righteous shall inherit the kingdom of God:2 Ne. 9:18;
  • The righteous fear not the words of truth:2 Ne. 9:40;
  • All men must be changed to a state of righteousness:Mosiah 27:25–26;
  • The names of the righteous shall be written in the book of life:Alma 5:58;
  • Ye have sought happiness in doing iniquity, which is contrary to the nature of righteousness:Hel. 13:38;
  • The song of the righteous is a prayer unto me:D&C 25:12;
  • Stand, having on the breastplate of righteousness:D&C 27:16; ( Eph. 6:14; )
  • The death of the righteous is sweet unto them:D&C 42:46;
  • The righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations:D&C 45:71;
  • Men should bring to pass much righteousness of their own free will:D&C 58:27;
  • He who does the works of righteousness shall receive peace in this world and eternal life in the world to come:D&C 59:23;
  • At the Second Coming, there will be an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked:D&C 63:54;
  • The powers of heaven can be controlled only upon the principles of righteousness:D&C 121:36;
  • Among the righteous there was peace:D&C 138:22;
  • The people of Zion dwelt in righteousness:Moses 7:18;
  • Abraham was a follower of righteousness:Abr. 1:2;