I'm looking for some quotations in Neviim about justice. Of course the most famous is probably "צֶדֶק צֶדֶק, תִּרְדֹּף", but that is in דְּבָרִים.
Anything jump out at anyone? Something in יִרְמְיָהוּ or שׁוֹפְטִים, maybe?
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I second DoubleAA's comment - I'm hard pressed to think of a navi who doesn't talk about justice.
The most immediate quote for me is Amos 5:24:
Let justice roll down like waters, righteousness like a mighty stream.
Other candidates include:
Micah 6:8: It has been told to you, O mortal, what is good and what the L!RD seeks from you: only to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your G!d.
Isaiah 1:16-17: Wash yourselves, cleanse yourselves, take your evil deeds away, out of My sight; stop doing evil. Learn to do good, seek justice, gladden the oppressed, defend the orphan, fight for the widow.
There are many many more, but those are the ones that spring to mind. And they are certainly famous, or at least well known. The Amos one in particular - it is quoted in MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech, and it is engraved on the wall of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, and the MLK National Memorial in Washington, DC.