Definition of righteousness (continue )

Acts 13:39 and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.
The word ‘justify ‘ is defined as follows :
Original: δικαιόω
Transliteration: dikaioō
Phonetic: dik-ah-yo’-o
Thayer Definition:
to render righteous or such he ought to be
to show, exhibit, evince, one to be righteous, such as he is and wishes himself to be considered
to declare, pronounce, one to be just, righteous, or such as he ought to be

Origin: from G1342

Original: δίκαιος
Transliteration: dikaios
Phonetic: dik’-ah-yos
Thayer Definition:
righteous, observing divine laws
in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God
of those who seem to themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves in their virtues, whether real or imagined
innocent, faultless, guiltless
used of him whose way of thinking, feeling, and acting is wholly conformed to the will of God, and who therefore needs no rectification in the heart or life
only Christ truly
approved of or acceptable of God
in a narrower sense, rendering to each his due and that in a judicial sense, passing just judgment on others, whether expressed in words or shown by the manner of dealing with them
Origin: from G1349
TDNT entry: 05:02,2
Part(s) of speech: Adjective
Strong’s Definition: From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively): – just, meet, right (-eous).


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