Definitions for righteousness
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word righteousness.
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.
Etymology: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Justice; honesty; virtue; goodness.
Etymology: from righteous.
The scripture, ascribing to the persons of men righteousness, in regard of their manifold virtues, may not be construed, as though it did thereby clear them from all faults. Richard Hooker.
Here wretched Phlegias warns the world with cries,
Cou’d warning make the world more just or wise;
Learn righteousness, and dread th’ avenging deities. Dry.
Righteousness is the quality or state of being morally correct and justifiable. It can be considered synonymous with "rightness" or being "upright". It can be found in Indian religions and Abrahamic traditions, among other religions, as a theological concept. For example, from various perspectives in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism it is considered 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 God. William Tyndale (Bible translator into English in 1526) 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 צדק tzedek, which appears over five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δίκαιος (dikaios), which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament. Etymologically, it comes from Old English rihtwīs, from riht ‘right’ + wīs ‘manner, state, condition’ (as opposed to wrangwise, "wrongful"). The change in the ending in the 16th century was due to association with words such as bounteous.
Righteousness is a moral concept referring to the quality of being just, virtuous, and morally upright. It signifies conformity to established rules, standards, laws, or principles, and is often associated with notions of ethics, morality, justice, and integrity. In religious contexts, it is frequently used to denote moral living or correct conduct as prescribed by divine law.
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
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.
Omar Khadr is still an Al Qaeda asset, i doubt Omar Khadr will commit any more murders, because Omar Khadr is much more valuable to them as a symbol — a symbol of Al Qaeda’s moral righteousness ; a symbol that you can be a terrorist, be caught and convicted but still be back on the street in a few years. Omar Khadr is being ‘ normalized. ’.
If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.
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- justiça, moralidade, retidãoPortuguese
- lẽ phảiVietnamese
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