|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v.) To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
2. (v.) To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
3. (v.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
4. (v.) To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
5. (v.) To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.
6. (v. i.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
7. (v. i.) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
Justify (19 Occurrences)
Luke 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 16:15 He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 19:40 For in connexion with to-day's proceedings there is danger of our being charged with attempted insurrection, there having been no real reason for this riot; nor shall we be able to justify the behaviour of this disorderly mob." (WEY RSV)
Romans 3:26 for the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus. (DBY)
Romans 3:30 since indeed there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 3:8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 44:16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak, and how justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he in whose hand the cup has been found. (DBY YLT NAS)
Exodus 23:7 "Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondservants and bondmaids, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's loss." (See NIV)
Job 9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse. (KJV WBS)
Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 33:32 If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 40:8 Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified? (See NIV)
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Isaiah 43:9 All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled; who among them can declare this, and announce to us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; and let them hear, and say: 'It is truth.' (See RSV)
Isaiah 53:11 After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light and be satisfied. My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself; and he will bear their iniquities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 16:51 As to Samaria, as the half of thy sins -- she hath not sinned, And thou dost multiply thine abominations more than they, And dost justify thy sisters by all thy abominations that thou hast done. (YLT)
Micah 6:11 Shall I be pure with dishonest scales, and with a bag of deceitful weights? (See NAS)