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Lexicon :: Strong's G1343 - dikaiosynē

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dikaiosynē (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TDNT Reference: 2:192,168

Strong’s Definitions

δικαιοσύνη dikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay; from G1342; equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:—righteousness.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 92x

The KJV translates Strong's G1343 in the following manner: righteousness (92x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 92x
The KJV translates Strong's G1343 in the following manner: righteousness (92x).
  1. in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God

    1. the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God

    2. integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting

  2. in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δικαιοσύνη dikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay; from G1342; equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:—righteousness.
δικαιοσύνη, -ης, , (δίκαιος); most frequently in the Sept. for צֶדֶק and צְדָקָה, rarely for חֶסֶד; the virtue or quality or state of one who is δίκαιος;
1. in the broad sense, the state of him who is such as he ought to be, righteousness (German Rechtbeschaffenheit); the condition acceptable to God (German Gottwohlgefälligkeit);
a. universally: λόγος τῆς δικαιοσύνης (like λόγος τῆς καταλλαγῆς, λ. τοῦ σταυροῦ), the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain to a state approved of God, Hebrews 5:13; βασιλεὺς δικαιοσύνης, the king who himself has the approbation of God, and who renders his subjects acceptable to God, Hebrews 7:2; cf. Bleek at the passage.
b. integrity, virtue, purity of life, uprightness, correctness in thinking, feeling, and acting: Matthew 3:15; Matthew 5:6, 10, 20; Matthew 6:1 G L T Tr WH; Acts 13:10; Acts 24:25; Romans 6:13, 16, 18-20 (opposed to ἁμαρτία, ἀνομία, and ἀκαθαρσία); Romans 8:10 (opposed to ἁμαρτία); Romans 14:17 (? [see c.]); 2 Corinthians 6:7, 14 (opposed to ἀνομία, as in Xenophon, mem. 1, 2, 24); 2 Corinthians 11:15; Ephesians 5:9; Ephesians 6:14; Philippians 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:22; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 1:9; Hebrews 12:11; James 3:18; 1 Peter 3:14; 2 Peter 2:5, 21; 2 Peter 3:13, and very often in the O. T.; ἐν ὁδῷ δικαιοσύνης, walking in the way of righteousness equivalent to an upright, righteous, man, Matthew 21:32; τοῦ θεοῦ, the righteousness which God demands, Matthew 6:33; James 1:20; of righteousness which manifests itself in beneficence: 2 Corinthians 9:9f (cf. Tobit 14:11; Gesenius, Thesaurus iii., p. 1151; so Chaldean צִדְקָה, Daniel 4:24, and in the Talmud and rabbinical writings [Buxtorf. col. 1891 (p. 941, Fischer edition); cf. Winer's Grammar, 32]); where δίκ. καὶ ὁσιότης are connected — Luke 1:75; Ephesians 4:24, (Wis. 9:3; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 48, 4 and occasionally in secular writings), — the former denotes right conduct toward men, the latter piety toward God (cf. Plato, Gorgias, p. 507 b.; Grimm on Sap., p. 181f; [cf. Trench, § 88, p. 328f; for additional examples see Wetstein on Ephesians, the passage cited; cf. ὅσιος]; εὐσέβεια κ. δικαιοσύνη, Diodorus 1, 2); ποιεῖν τὴν δικαιοσ. to do righteousness, to live uprightly: 1 John 2:29; 1 John 3:7; 1 John 3:10 [not Lachmann]; and in Revelation 22:11 according to the text now accepted; in like manner ἐργάζεσθαι δικαιοσύνην, Acts 10:35; Hebrews 11:33; ζῆν τῇ δικαιοσύνη, to live, devote the life, to righteousness, 1 Peter 2:24; πληροῦν πᾶσαν δικαιοσύνην, to perform completely whatever is right, Matthew 3:15. When affirmed of Christ, δικαιοσύνη denotes his perfect moral purity, integrity, sinlessness: John 16:8, 10; when used of God, his holiness: Romans 3:5, 25f.
c. in the writings of Paul δικαιοσύνη has a peculiar meaning, opposed to the views of the Jews and Judaizing Christians. To understand this meaning, the following facts especially must be kept in view: the Jews as a people, and very many who had become converts from among them to Christianity, supposed that they secured the favor of God by works conformed to the requirements of the Mosaic law, as though by way of merit; and that they would thus attain to eternal salvation. But this law demands perfect obedience to all its precepts, and threatens condemnation to those who do not render such obedience (Galatians 3:10, 12). Obedience of this kind no one has rendered (Romans 3:10), neither Jews nor Gentiles (Romans 1:24-2:1) — for with the latter the natural law of right written on their souls takes the place of the Mosaic law (Romans 2:14f). On this account Paul proclaims the love of God, in that by giving up Christ, his Son, to die as an expiatory sacrifice for the sins of men he has attested his grace and good-will to mankind, so that they can hope for salvation as if they had not sinned. But the way to obtain this hope, he teaches, is only through faith (see πίστις [especially 1 b. and d.]), by which a man appropriates that grace of God revealed and pledged in Christ; and this faith is reckoned by God to the man as δικαιοσύνη; that is to say, δ. denotes the state acceptable to God which becomes a sinner's possession through that faith by which he embraces the grace of God offered him in the expiatory death of Jesus Christ (see δικαιόω, 3 b.). In this sense δικαιοσύνη is used without an adjunct in Romans 4:5f, 11; Romans 5:17, 21; Romans 9:30; Romans 14:17 (? [see b.]); 1 Corinthians 1:30; Galatians 5:5; δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ, τοῦ θεοῦ δικαιοσύνη, the righteousness which God ascribes, what God declares to be righteousness [Winer's Grammar, 186 (175)], Romans 1:17; Romans 3:21; Romans 10:3; by a pregnant use, equivalent to that divine arrangement by which God leads men to a state acceptable to him, Romans 10:4; as abstract for concrete, equivalent to those whom God accounts righteous, 2 Corinthians 5:21; δικ. θεοῦ διὰ πίστεως, Romans 3:22; δικ. τῆς πίστεως, which is acquired by faith, or seen in faith, Romans 4:11, 13; ἐκ θεοῦ δικαιοσ. which comes from God, i. e. is adjudged, imputed, Philippians 3:9 (where the addition ἐπὶ τῇ πίστει depends on ἔχων, having... founded upon faith [cf. Winer's Grammar, 137 (130); 392 (367); yet cf. Ellicott, at the passage]); ἐκ πίστεως δικαιοσ. which comes from faith, Romans 9:30; Romans 10:6; διὰ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, Philippians 3:9; κατὰ πίστιν δικαιοσ. according to, appropriate to, faith, Hebrews 11:7 (but it should be kept in mind that the conception of 'faith' in the Epistle to the Hebrews is broader than in Paul's writings [cf. e. g. Kurtz, at the passage]); Christ is called δικαιοσύνη, as being the one without whom there is no righteousness, as the author of righteousness, 1 Corinthians 1:30; εἰς δικαιοσύνην, unto righteousness as the result, to obtain righteousness, Romans 10:4, 10; πίστις λογίζεταί τινι εἰς δικαιοσύνην, faith is reckoned to one for righteousness, i. e. is so taken into account, that righteousness is ascribed to it or recognized in it: Romans 4:3, 6, 9, 22; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23; διακονία τῆς δικαιοσ. (see διακονία, 2 b.), 2 Corinthians 3:9. Opposed to this δικαιοσύνη, arising from faith, is ἐκ νόμου δικαιοσ., a state acceptable to God which is supposed to result from obedience to the law, Romans 10:5f; δικ. ἐν νόμῳ relying on the law, i. e. on imaginary obedience to it, Philippians 3:6; ἰδία δικαιοσ. and ἐμή δικ., such as one supposes that he has acquired for himself by his own works, Romans 10:3 Philippians 3:9, cf. Galatians 2:21; Galatians 3:21.
2. in a closer sense, justice, or the virtue which gives each one his due; it is said to belong to God and Christ, as bestowing ἰσότιμον πίστιν upon all Christians impartially, 2 Peter 1:1; of judicial justice, Romans 9:28 R G Tr marginal reading in brackets; κρίνειν ἐν δικαιοσύνη, Acts 17:31; Revelation 19:11. [See references under the word δικαιόω at the end.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:15; 3:15; 5:6; 5:10; 5:20; 6:1; 6:33; 21:32
16:8; 16:10
10:35; 13:10; 17:31; 24:25
1:17; 1:24; 1:25; 1:26; 1:27; 1:28; 1:29; 1:30; 1:31; 1:32; 2:1; 2:14; 3:5; 3:10; 3:21; 3:22; 3:25; 4:3; 4:5; 4:6; 4:9; 4:11; 4:11; 4:13; 4:22; 5:17; 5:21; 6; 6:13; 6:16; 8:10; 9:28; 9:30; 9:30; 10:3; 10:3; 10:4; 10:4; 10:5; 10:6; 10:10; 14:17; 14:17
1 Corinthians
1:30; 1:30
2 Corinthians
3:9; 5:21; 6:7; 6:14; 9:9; 11:15
2:21; 3:6; 3:10; 3:12; 3:21; 5:5
4:24; 5:9; 6:14
1:11; 3:6; 3:9; 3:9; 3:9
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
2:22; 3:16; 4:8
1:9; 5:13; 7:2; 11:7; 11:33; 12:11
1:20; 2:23; 3:18
1 Peter
2:24; 3:14
2 Peter
1:1; 2:5; 2:21; 3:13
1 John
2:29; 3:7; 3:10
19:11; 22:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1343 matches the Greek δικαιοσύνη (dikaiosynē),
which occurs 92 times in 85 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 3:15–2Co 9:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness G1343.” Then he *permitted Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:6 -

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness G1343, for they shall be satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 -

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness G1343, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 -

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness G1343 surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:33 - “But [fn]seek first [fn]His kingdom and His righteousness G1343, and all these things will be [fn]added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:32 - “For John came to you in the way of righteousness G1343 and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even regret afterward so as to believe him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:75 -

In holiness and righteousness G1343 before Him all our days.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness G1343 and judgment;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:10 - and concerning righteousness G1343, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:35 - but in every nation the one who [fn]fears Him and does righteousness G1343 is welcome to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:10 - and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness G1343, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the [fn]Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:31 - because He has fixed a day in which He will judge [fn]the world in righteousness G1343 [fn]through a Man whom He determined, having furnished proof to all [fn]by raising Him from the dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:25 - But as he was discussing righteousness G1343, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and answered, “Go away for the present, and when I find time I will call for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:17 - For in it the righteousness G1343 of God is revealed [fn]from faith to faith; as it is written, “[fn]BUT THE RIGHTEOUS WILL LIVE BY FAITH.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:5 -

But if our unrighteousness [fn]demonstrates the righteousness G1343 of God, what shall we say? Is the God who inflicts wrath unrighteous? (I am speaking in human terms.)

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 -

But now apart [fn]from the Law the righteousness G1343 of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:22 - even the righteousness G1343 of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [fn]who believe; for there is no distinction;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:25 - whom God displayed publicly as a [fn]propitiation [fn]in His blood through faith, for a demonstration of His righteousness G1343, [fn]because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:26 - for the demonstration of His righteousness G1343 at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [fn]has faith in Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:3 - For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS COUNTED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS G1343.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:5 - But to the one who does not work, but believes upon Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness G1343,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:6 - just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness G1343 apart from works:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:9 -

Therefore, is this blessing on [fn]the circumcised, or on [fn]the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS COUNTED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS G1343.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:11 - and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness G1343 of the faith which [fn]he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness G1343 might be counted to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:13 -

For the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he would be heir of the world was not [fn]through the Law, but through the righteousness G1343 of faith.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:22 - Therefore IT WAS ALSO COUNTED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS G1343.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:17 - For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness G1343 will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:21 - so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness G1343 to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:13 - and do not go on presenting your members to sin as [fn]instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as [fn]instruments of righteousness G1343 to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:16 - Do you not know that when you go on presenting yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin [fn]leading to death, or of obedience [fn]leading to righteousness G1343?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:18 - and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness G1343.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:19 - I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, [fn]leading to further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness G1343, [fn]leading to sanctification.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:20 -

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness G1343.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:10 - But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is [fn]alive because of righteousness G1343.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 -

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness G1343, laid hold of righteousness G1343, even the righteousness G1343 which is [fn]by faith;

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:31 - but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness G1343, did not attain that law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:3 - For not knowing about the righteousness G1343 of God and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness G1343 of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:4 - For Christ is the [fn]end of the law for righteousness G1343 to everyone who believes.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:5 -

For Moses writes about the righteousness G1343 which is of law: “THE MAN WHO DOES THESE THINGS SHALL LIVE BY THEM.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:6 - But the righteousness G1343 of faith speaks in this way: “DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘WHO WILL GO UP INTO HEAVEN?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:10 - for with the heart a person believes, [fn]leading to righteousness G1343, and with the mouth he confesses, [fn]leading to salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:17 - for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness G1343 and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:30 - But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, [fn]and righteousness G1343 and sanctification, and redemption,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness G1343 abound in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:21 - He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness G1343 of God in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:7 - in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness G1343 for the right hand and the left,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:14 -

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness G1343 and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:9 - as it is written,



Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:10 -

Now He who supplies SEED TO THE SOWER AND BREAD FOR FOOD will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness G1343;

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