adhering to moral principles
The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law.
A righteous act, or righteous quality.
All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isa. lxiv. 6.
The act or conduct of one who is righteous.
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth rightness at all times. Ps. cvi. 3.
The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification.
Origin: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".
the quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude
a righteous act, or righteous quality
the act or conduct of one who is righteous
the state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification
Righteousness is an important theological concept in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. It is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to the god/s portrayed in these belief systems. William Tyndale remodelled the word after an earlier word rihtwis, which would have yielded modern English *rightwise or *rightways. He used it to translate the Hebrew root צדקים, tzedek, which appears more than five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δικαιος, which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Only a form of commonsense. 2. Wise expediency.
The numerical value of righteousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of righteousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.
Let justice roll. Roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Every fiber in my being wants to run away from this – but if I do I’m not being obedient to the Lord, i need to stand up for righteousness and this is something I cannot walk away from.
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