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HEBREW WORD STUDIES
צְדָקָה 'tsedaqah' meaning 'righteousness' Strong's 6666
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- HEBREW OLD TESTAMENT
- #1.1 Scriptures for 'tsaddiq' meaning 'righteous' צַּדִּיק Strong's 6662
- #1.2 Scriptures for 'tsadaq' meaning 'justify' צָדַק Strong's 6663
- #1.3 Scriptures for 'tsedeq' meaning 'righteousness' צֶדֶק Strong's 6664
- Introduction 1.4
- #1.4 Scriptures for צְדָקָה 'tsedaqah' meaning 'righteousness' Strong's 6666
- GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
- #2.1 Scriptures for 'dikaios' meaning 'righteous' δίκαιος Strong's 1342
- #2.2 Scriptures for 'dikaiosune' meaning 'righteousness' δικαιοσύνη Strong's 1343
- #2.3 Scriptures for 'dikaioo' meaning 'justify' δικαιόω Strong's 1344
This word study is about the Hebrew word צְדָקָה, 'tsedaqah' meaning 'righteousness', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word 'tsedaqah' 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 tsedaqah 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.
Genesis 15:6 And he believed in Yahweh; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and judgment; that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahweh our God, as he has commanded us.
9:4 Do not you speak in your heart, after that Yahweh your God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh does drive them out from before you.
9:5 Not for your righteousness, nor for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which Yahweh swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
9:6 Understand therefore, that Yahweh your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiffnecked people.
24:13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own clothes, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before Yahweh your God.
33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of Yahweh, and his judgments with Israel.
Judges 5:11 Those who are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of Yahweh go down to the gates.
1 Samuel 12:7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before Yahweh of all the righteous acts of Yahweh, which he did to you and to your fathers.
26:23 Yahweh render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for Yahweh delivered you into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth my hand against Yahweh's anointed.
2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.
19:28 For all of my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more to the king?
22:21 Yahweh rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.
1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have shown to your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before you in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with you; and you have kept for him this great kindness, that you have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
8:32 Then you hear in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
10:9 Blessed is Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because Yahweh loved Israel for ever, therefore made he you king, to do judgment and justice.
1 Chronicles18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
2 Chronicles 6:23 Then hear you from heaven, and do, and judge your servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
9:8 Blessed is Yahweh your God, who delighted in you to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he you king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Nehemiah 2:20 Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
33:26 He shall pray to God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness.
35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are : and your righteousness may profit the son of man.
37:23 Concerning the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respects not any who are wise of heart.
Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face.
11:7 For the righteous Yahweh loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.
22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done this .
24:5 He shall receive the blessing from Yahweh, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
31:1 In you, O Yahweh, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness.
33:5 He loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of Yahweh.
36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O Yahweh, you preserve man and beast.
36:10 O continue your lovingkindness to those who know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart.
40:10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation: I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great congregation.
51:14 Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into your righteousness.
71:2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear to me, and save me.
71:15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I do not know the numbers of it .
71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord Yahweh: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours only.
71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like to you!
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.
72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
88:12 Shall your wonders be known in the dark? And your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
89:16 In your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in your righteousness shall they be exalted.
98:2 Yahweh has made known his salvation: his righteousness has he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.
99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
103:6 Yahweh executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
103:17 But the mercy of Yahweh is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;
106:3 Blessed are those who keep judgment, and he who does righteousness at all times.
106:31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness to all generations for evermore.
111:3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endures for ever.
112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.
112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
119:40 Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness.
119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.
143:1 Hear my prayer, O Yahweh, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness.
143:11 Quicken me, O Yahweh, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness.
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yes , durable riches and righteousness.
8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.
11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.
11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him who sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.
11:19 As righteousness tends to life: so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in its pathway there is no death.
13:6 Righteousness keeps him who is upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh: but he loves him who follows after righteousness.
16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
16:31 The grey head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
21:3 To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
21:21 He who follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honour.
Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
5:7 For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
5:16 But Yahweh of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
5:23 Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with righteousness from now on even for ever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.
10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
33:5 Yahweh is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
33:15 He who walks in righteousness, and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
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.
45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
45:24 Surely, one shall say, in Yahweh I have righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
46:12 Hear me, you stouthearted, who are far from righteousness:
46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not wait: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
48:1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
48:18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and they that dwell in it shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
54:14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness is of me, says Yahweh.
56:1 Thus says Yahweh, Keep judgment, and do righteousness: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation to him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make your officers peace, and your exactors righteousness.
61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Yahweh, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord Yahweh will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
63:1 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing , and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, Yahweh lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
9:24 But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.
22:3 Thus says Yahweh; Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
22:15 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do judgment and righteousness, and then it was well with him?
23:5 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
51:10 Yahweh has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our God.
Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man turns from his righteousness, and commit 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.
14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, says the Lord Yahweh.
14:20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, says the Lord Yahweh, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
18:5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
18:19 Yet say you, Why? does not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all my statutes, and has done them, he shall surely live.
18:20 The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
18:22 All his transgressions that he has committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live.
18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? says the Lord Yahweh: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
18:24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.
18:25 Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? Are not your ways unequal?
18:26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies in them; for his iniquity that he has done shall he die.
18:27 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
33:12 Therefore, you son of man, say to the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sins.
33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he has committed, he shall die for it.
33:14 Again, when I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
33:15 If the wicked restores the pledge, give again what he had robbed, walks in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
33:16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be mentioned unto him: he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
33:17 Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
33:18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
45:9 Thus says the Lord Yahweh; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and plunder, and execute judgment and righteousness, take away your exactions from my people, says the Lord Yahweh.
Daniel 9:7 O Lord, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, who are near, and who are far off, through all the countries where you have driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against you.
9:16 O Lord, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a reproach to all who are about us.
9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do not present our supplications before you for our righteousness, but for your great mercies.
Hosea 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.
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahweh your God: for he has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month .
Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? For you have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that you may know the righteousness of Yahweh.
7:9 I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to Yahweh an offering in righteousness.
4:2 But to you who fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
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