Righteousness in this article refers to the important theological concept in
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. 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 God. Righteousness is also used as an attribute for God. Psalm2 speaks of one being shielded by God and receiving favor because of righteousness.
The English word "righteous" was coined by
William Tyndale, who 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 ("TzDYQ"), tzedek, which appears more than five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word , ).
The apostle James speaks of the relationship between works of righteousness and faith (). Righteousness means "right doing".
Saint Peterdescribes Lot as a righteous man in bibleverse|2|Peter|2:7-8.
Biblical law in Christianity
Expounding of the Law
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Righteous Among the Nations
Rashidun Mahdifor the Islamic Concept
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RIGHTEOUSNESS — RIGHTEOUSNESS, the fulfillment of all legal and moral obligations. Righteousness is not an abstract notion but rather consists in doing what is just and right in all relationships; …keep justice and do righteousness at all times (Ps. 106:3; cf.… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Righteousness — Right eous*ness, n. [AS. rihtw[=i]snes.] 1. The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. [1913 Webster] Note: Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
righteousness — index equity (justice), ethics, honor (good reputation), integrity, justice, merit, principle ( … Law dictionary
righteousness — In Hebrew, the quality of being found right or innocent; it is what describes a good king (Isa. 32:1) or a fair partner or neighbour (Amos 5:6–7). God is righteous because he observes his covenant, delivering Israel from enemies and offering hope … Dictionary of the Bible
righteousness — This term (from Old English for just way ) is used in two different senses: (1) righteousness is the divine attribute whereby God treats all created beings with justice and fairness, and (2) in regard to human beings, righteousness is… … Glossary of theological terms
righteousness — /ruy cheuhs nis/, n. 1. the quality or state of being righteous. 2. righteous conduct. 3. the quality or state of being just or rightful: They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter. [bef. 900; ME rightwisnes(se), OE… … Universalium
righteousness — noun a) 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… … Wiktionary
righteousness — Pono. ♦ The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness, ua mau ke ea o ka āina i ka pono (motto of Hawai i) … English-Hawaiian dictionary
righteousness — righteous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ morally right or justifiable. DERIVATIVES righteously adverb righteousness noun … English terms dictionary
righteousness — noun see righteous … New Collegiate Dictionary