Righteousness – Hebrew: tzadik

Righteousness – Psalm 119:172

Hebrew: sadaq צדק means to be just in the sense of a legal term, to be loyal, honest, lawful

“Here is the history of Noach.  In his generation, Noach was a man righteous (lawfully lived by faith) …” (Genesis 6:9).

Vines, page 206 “One the one hand, the relationships among people and of a man to his God can be described as sadaq, supposing the parties are faithful to each other’s expectations.  It is a relational word.  …The word ‘righteousness‘ embodies all that God expects of His people.  One judges, deals, sacrifices, and speaks righteously; and one learns, teaches, and pursues after righteousness.”

Greek: dikaiosune means whatever conforms to the revealed will of God, whatever has been appointed by God to be acknowledged and obeyed by man

“It will be righteousness (lawful) for us if we are careful to obey all these mitzvot before ADONAI our God, just as he ordered us to do” (Deuteronomy 6:25, CJB).

“If we are careful to obey all this law (Torah) before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness (sacrifice)(Deuteronomy 6:25, NIV).

““How blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness! for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).


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