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צֶדֶק 'tsedeq' meaning 'righteousness' Strong's 6664

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This word study is about the meaning of the Hebrew word צֶדֶק, 'tsedeq' translated 'righteousness', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word 'tsedeq' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word tsedeq appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.3 Scriptures for צֶדֶק 'tsedeq' meaning Righteousness Strong's 6664

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbour.
19:36 Just balances (Lit. balances of righteousness), just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall you have: I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
16:18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment (Lit. judgement of righteousness).
16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
16:20 Perfect justice (Lit. justice, justice, or righteousness, righteousness) you shall follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
25:15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shall you have: that your days may be lengthened in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
33:19 They shall call the people to the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

Job 6:29 Return, I pray you, do not let it be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.
8:3 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?
8:6 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
31:6 Let me be weighed in a righteous balance (Lit balance of righteousness), that God may know my integrity.
35:2 Do you think this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in Yahweh.
7:8 Yahweh shall judge the people: judge me, O Yahweh, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me.
7:17 I will praise Yahweh according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of Yahweh most high.
9:4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging in righteousness.
9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
15:1 Yahweh, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell in your holy hill?
15:2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
17:1 Hear the righteousness O Yahweh, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that does not go out of hypocritical lips.
17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.
18:20 Yahweh rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has recompensed me.
18:24 Therefore has Yahweh recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
35:24 Judge me, O Yahweh my God, according to your righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteousness: yes, let them say continually, Let Yahweh be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
35:28 And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.
37:6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Yahweh, you know.
45:4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.
45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
48:10 According to your name, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness.
50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
51:19 Then shall you be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon your altar.
52:3 You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
65:5 By terrible things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; you who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of those who are afar off upon the sea:
72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.
85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
85:12 Yes, Yahweh shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
89:14 Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.
94:15 But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
96:13 Before Yahweh: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
98:9 Before Yahweh; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise Yahweh:
119:7 I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments (Lit. judgments of your righteousness).
119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you because of your righteous judgments.
119:75 I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me.
119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.
119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to my oppressors.
119:123 My eyes fail for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
119:138 Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful.
119:139 My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.
119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.
119:144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
119:160 Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever.
119:164 Seven times a day do I praise you because of your righteous judgments.
119:172 My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your commandments are righteousness.
132:9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy.

Proverbs 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
2:9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yes, every good path.
8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing crooked or perverse in them.
8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
12:17 He who speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him who speaks right.
25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter: for a high one over a high one is watching; and high ones are over them.
7:15 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.

Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hastening righteousness.
26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
26:10 Let favour be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of Yahweh.
32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
41:10 Do not fear; for I am with you: do not be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
42:6 I, Yahweh, have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
42:21 Yahweh is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
45:8 Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I Yahweh have created it.
45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, says Yahweh of hosts.
45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I did not say to the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I Yahweh speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
51:1 Hear me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock from where you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.
51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation has gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on my arm shall they trust.
51:7 Hear me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; do not fear the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings.
58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard.
59:4 No onne calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
61:3 To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he might be glorified.
62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness goes forth as brightness, and its salvation as a lamp that burns.
62:2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of Yahweh shall name.
64:5 You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, who remembers you in your ways: behold, you are angry; for we have sinned: in those we continue, and we need to be saved.

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O Yahweh of hosts, who judges righteously, who tries the reins and the heart, let me see your vengeance on them: for to you have I revealed my cause.
22:13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, (Lit. not righteousness) and his chambers by wrong; who uses his neighbour's service without wages, and does not give him for his work;
23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name by which he shall be called, Yahweh OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
31:23 Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I shall bring again their captivity; Yahweh bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name with which she shall be called, Yahweh our righteousness.
50:7 All who found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We do not offend, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of justice, even Yahweh, the hope of their fathers.

Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
45:10 You shall have just balances (Lit. balances of righteousness), and a just ephah, and a just bath.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies.
10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Yahweh, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek Yahweh, all you meek of the earth, who have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of Yahweh'S anger.

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