Has there ever been a just person?
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This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.

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No.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 View context

For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Yes, there have been many.

Genesis 6:9 View context

These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God.


Psalm 37:12 View context

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.


Proverbs 3:33 View context

The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.


Proverbs 4:18 View context

But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.


Proverbs 9:9 View context

Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.


Proverbs 10:6 View context

Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.


Proverbs 11:9 View context

An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.


Proverbs 12:13 View context

The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.


Proverbs 17:15 View context

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.


Proverbs 20:7 View context

The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him.


Proverbs 21:15 View context

[It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.


Proverbs 24:16 View context

For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.


Proverbs 29:10 View context

The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.


Ecclesiastes 7:15 View context

All [things] have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just [man] that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked [man] that prolongeth [his life] in his wickedness.


Ecclesiastes 8:14 View context

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; again, there be wicked [men], to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also [is] vanity.


Isaiah 26:7 View context

The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.


Lamentations 4:13 View context

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,


Ezekiel 18:5-6 View context

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

[And] hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,


Hosea 14:9 View context

Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.


Amos 5:12 View context

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].


Habakkuk 2:4 View context

Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.


Matthew 1:19 View context

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 5:45 View context

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: 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 13:49 View context

So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,


Mark 6:20 View context

For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.


Luke 1:17 View context

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; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.


Luke 2:25 View context

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was] Simeon; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.


Luke 14:14 View context

And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.


Luke 15:7 View context

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 23:50 View context

And, behold, [there was] a man named Joseph, a counsellor; [and he was] a good man, and a just:


Acts 10:22 View context

And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.


Acts 24:15 View context

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.


Romans 1:17 View context

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.


Galatians 3:11 View context

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.


Hebrews 10:38 View context

Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.


Titus 1:7-8 View context

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;


Hebrews 12:23 View context

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,


James 5:6 View context

Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.


1 Peter 3:18 View context

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:


2 Peter 2:7 View context

And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

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