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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
δίκαιος 'dikaios' meaning 'Righteous' Strong's 1342

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Introduction 2.1

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word δίκαιος, 'dikaios' (Strong's 1342) meaning 'righteous'. It gives every verse where the word 'dikaios' appears in the New Testament. 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 dikaios appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for δίκαιος 'dikaios' meaning 'Righteous' Strong's 1342

Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
9:13 But you go and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
10:41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
13:17 For amen I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
13:49 So shall it be at the end of the age: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous,
20:4 And he said to them; You go also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:7 They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, You go also into the vineyard; and whatever is right you shall receive.
23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you? Or thirsty, and gave you drink?
25:46 And these shall go away into long-lasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
27:19 When he had sat down on the judgement seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that righteous man: for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of him.
27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was coming, he took water, and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man: you will see to it.

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he says to them, Those who are whole have no need of the physician, but those who are sick: I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous man and holy, and kept him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
5:32 I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
12:57 Yes, and why even of yourselves do you not judge what is right?
14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot repay you: for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
15:7 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety nine righteous people, who need no repentance.
18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, pretending themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor.
23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and righteous:

John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is right; because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.
7:24 Do not judge according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.
17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Righteous, and desired a murderer to be granted to you;
4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.
7:52 Which of the prophets have your fathers not persecuted? And they have slain those who showed before of the coming of the righteous one; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers:
10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a righteous man, and one who fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for you into his house, and to hear words of you.
22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should know his will, and see that righteous one, and should hear the voice of his mouth.
24:15 And have hope towards God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and unrighteous.

Romans 1:17 For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.
2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be righteous, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.
5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die.
5:19 For as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of the one the many shall be made righteous.
7:12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my grace.
4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is righteous and equal; knowing that you also have a Lord in heaven.

2 Thessalonians 1:5 A manifest token of the righteous judgement of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer:
1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to repay tribulation to those who trouble you;

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, righteous, holy, self-controlled;

Hebrews 10:38 Now the righteous shall live by faith: but if he draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.
12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the righteous; and he does not resist you.
5:16 Confess your faults to one another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit:
4:18 And if the righteous are scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

2 Peter 1:13 Yes, I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
2:7 And delivered righteous Lot, vexed with the filthy conduct of the wicked:
2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul from day to day with their lawless deeds;)

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you do not sin. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does righteousness is born of him.
3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are your ways, you King of saints.
16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, who are, and was, and shall be, because you have judged thus.
16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgements.
19:2 For true and righteous are his judgements: for he has judged the great prostitute, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
22:11 He who is unrighteous, let him be unrighteous still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he who is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he who is holy, let him be holy still.

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