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Lexicon :: Strong's H6666 - ṣᵊḏāqâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1879b

Strong’s Definitions

צְדָקָה tsᵉdâqâh, tsed-aw-kaw'; from H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity):—justice, moderately, right(-eous) (act, -ly, -ness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 157x

The KJV translates Strong's H6666 in the following manner: righteousness (128x), justice (15x), right (9x), righteous acts (3x), moderately (1x), righteously (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 157x
The KJV translates Strong's H6666 in the following manner: righteousness (128x), justice (15x), right (9x), righteous acts (3x), moderately (1x), righteously (1x).
  1. justice, righteousness

    1. righteousness (in government)

      1. of judge, ruler, king

      2. of law

      3. of Davidic king Messiah

    2. righteousness (of God's attribute)

    3. righteousness (in a case or cause)

    4. righteousness, truthfulness

    5. righteousness (as ethically right)

    6. righteousness (as vindicated), justification, salvation

      1. of God

      2. prosperity (of people)

    7. righteous acts

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צְדָקָה tsᵉdâqâh, tsed-aw-kaw'; from H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity):—justice, moderately, right(-eous) (act, -ly, -ness).
STRONGS H6666: Abbreviations
צְדָקָה 157 noun feminine righteousness; — absolute צ׳ Genesis 15:6 + 81 times; construct צִדְקַת Deuteronomy 33:21 +5 times; suffix צִדְקָתִי Genesis 30:33 +, etc.; plural צְדָקוֺת Isaiah 33:15 + 3 times; construct צִדְקוֺת Judges 5:11+; suffix צִדְקֹתֶיךָ Daniel 9:16, etc.; —
1. righteousness, in government:
a. of judge, ruler, king: || משׁפט Isaiah 5:7; Isaiah 9:6; Amos 5:7; Amos 6:12; משׁפט וצ׳ 2 Samuel 8:15, עשׂה David executed justice and righteousness = 1 Chronicles 18:14, compare 1 Kings 10:9 2 Chronicles 9:8; Jeremiah 22:3, 15; Jeremiah 33:15; Ezekiel 45:9; יִכּוֺן כִּסֵּא בּצ׳ Proverbs 16:12, compare Isaiah 54:14; עֲבֹדַת השׂ׳, מַעֲשֵׂה הצ׳ Isaiah 32:17, compare Isaiah 32:16; נֹגְשַׂיִךְ צ׳ Isaiah 60:17.
b. of law, || משׁפטים, צִדְקַת י׳ Deuteronomy 33:21.
c. of Davidic king, Messiah, || משׁפט, Psalm 72:1; Psalm 72:3; Isaiah 9:6; Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 33:15.
2. God's attribute as sovereign Psalm 36:7; Psalm 71:19; in government, עשׂה משׁפט וצ׳ Psalm 99:4; Jeremiah 9:23; administering justice Job 37:23; punishment Isaiah 1:27; Isaiah 5:16; Isaiah 10:22; Isaiah 28:17; Daniel 9:7; vindication of his people Micah 7:9.
3. righteousness, in a case or cause, בצדקתי החזקתי Job 27:6 on my righteousness I hold fast; מה ישׁ לי עוד צ׳ 2 Samuel 19:29 what right have I yet ? of God's judgments, הגיד צ׳ Isaiah 57:12 (irony); השׁיב צ׳ 1 Samuel 26:23; Job 33:26; כּצ׳, השׁיב 2 Samuel 22:25, גמל 2 Samuel 22:21, נתן 1 Kings 8:52 2 Chronicles 6:23.
4. righteousness = truthfulness, באמת ובצ׳ Isaiah 48:1; Zechariah 8:8; in word Isaiah 45:28; Isaiah 63:1, oath Jeremiah 4:2.
5. righteousness, as ethically right: Genesis 30:33 (J) Deuteronomy 6:25; Isaiah 33:5; Isaiah 41:18; Ezekiel 14:14, 20; Proverbs 10:2; Proverbs 11:4, 5, 18, 19 + 17 times, + (ה)צַךִּיק(ים) צִדְקַת Isaiah 5:23; Ezekiel 18:20; Ezekiel 33:12; ישׁרים צ׳ Proverbs 11:6; אֹרַח צ׳ Proverbs 8:20; Proverbs 12:28; דֶּרֶךְ צ׳ Proverbs 16:31; עשׂה צ׳ do righteousness Psalm 106:3; Isaiah 56:1; Isaiah 58:2; Ezekiel 18:22; עשׂה משׁפט וצ׳ Ezekiel 18:5 + 6 times Ezekiel; ומשׁפט עשׂה צ׳ Genesis 18:10 (J) Proverbs 21:8; רדף צ׳ Proverbs 15:9; Proverbs 21:21; הלך באמת ובצ׳ 1 Kings 3:6; חשׁב לוֺ (ל)צ׳ Genesis 15:6 (JE) imputed to him (for) righteousness, Psalm 106:31; וָחֶסֶד צ׳ Proverbs 21:21 (twice in verse) (strike out Greek Version of the LXXA B Toy).
6. righteousness as vindicated, justification, salvation, etc. (compare צֶדֶק 6):
a. of God || יָשַׁע, תְּשׁוּעָה, יְשׁוּעָה Isaiah 45:8; Isaiah 46:13; Isaiah 51:6 + 7 times Isaiah2; || בְּרָכָה Psalm 24:6; || נַחֲלָה Isaiah 54:17; || חֶסֶד Psalm 36:11; Psalm 103:17; שֶׁמֶשׁ צ׳ Malachi 3:20 [Malachi 4:2] sun of righteousness (with healing); בִּצ׳, י׳ delivers, guides, exalts his people Psalm 5:9; Psalm 31:2; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 89:17; Psalm 119:40; Psalm 143:1; Psalm 143:11; אַליָֿבאֹוּ בְּצִדְקָתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 69:28 (of wicked); as accusative after verbs of declaring, etc., his saving (delivering) righteousness Psalm 22:32 [Psalm 22:31]; Psalm 40:11; Psalm 51:16; Psalm 71:15; Psalm 71:16; Psalm 71:24; Psalm 98:2; Psalm 145:7; also יִוָּדַע צ׳ Psalm 88:13; עֹמֶדֶת צ׳ לָעַד his righteousness endureth for ever Psalm 111:3; compare Psalm 119:142.
b. of people, = prosperity, || הון, עשׁר Proverbs 8:18; מוֺרֶה לצ׳ early rain for prosperity Joel 2:23.
7. plural righteous acts:
a. of God Judges 5:11 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 12:7; Micah 6:5; vindication of right Psalm 103:6; redemptive Isaiah 45:24; Daniel 9:16.
b. of man's moral conduct Isaiah 64:5; Jeremiah 51:10, also probably Ezekiel 3:20; Ezekiel 18:24; Ezekiel 33:13 (Kt singular) Psalm 11:7 (? gloss), Daniel 9:18; as adverb accusative, הֹלֵךְ צְדָקוֺת Isaiah 33:15.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6665.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:6; 15:6; 18:10; 30:33; 30:33


6:25; 33:21; 33:21


5:11; 5:11

1 Samuel

12:7; 26:23

2 Samuel

8:15; 19:29; 22:21; 22:25

1 Kings

3:6; 8:52; 10:9

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

6:23; 9:8


27:6; 33:26; 37:23


5:9; 11:7; 22:31; 24:6; 31:2; 36:7; 36:11; 40:11; 51:16; 69:28; 71:2; 71:15; 71:16; 71:19; 71:24; 72:1; 72:3; 88:13; 89:17; 98:2; 99:4; 103:6; 103:17; 106:3; 106:31; 111:3; 119:40; 119:142; 143:1; 143:11; 145:7


8:18; 8:20; 10:2; 11:4; 11:5; 11:6; 11:18; 11:19; 12:28; 15:9; 16:12; 16:31; 21:8; 21:21; 21:21


1:27; 5:7; 5:16; 5:23; 9:6; 9:6; 10:22; 28:17; 32:16; 32:17; 33:5; 33:15; 33:15; 41:18; 45:8; 45:24; 46:13; 48:1; 51:6; 54:14; 54:17; 56:1; 57:12; 58:2; 60:17; 63:1; 64:5


4:2; 9:23; 22:3; 22:15; 23:5; 33:15; 33:15; 51:10


3:20; 14:14; 14:20; 18:5; 18:20; 18:22; 18:24; 33:12; 33:13; 45:9


9:7; 9:16; 9:16; 9:18




5:7; 6:12


6:5; 7:9





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6666 matches the Hebrew צְדָקָה (ṣᵊḏāqâ),
which occurs 159 times in 150 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 15:6–Psa 103:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:6 - Then he believed in Yahweh; and He counted it to him as righteousness H6666.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - “For I have [fn]known him, so that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of Yahweh to do righteousness H6666 and justice, so that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - “So my righteousness H6666 will answer for me later, when you come concerning my [fn]wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:25 - “And it will be righteousness H6666 for us if we [fn]are careful to do all this commandment before Yahweh our God, just as He commanded us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:4 -

“Do not say in your heart when Yahweh your God has driven them out before you, saying, ‘Because of my righteousness H6666 Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land,’ but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Yahweh is dispossessing them before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:5 - “It is not for your righteousness H6666 or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Yahweh your God is dispossessing them before you, in order to confirm the [fn]oath which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:6 -

“So you shall know it is not because of your righteousness H6666 that Yahweh your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a [fn]stiff-necked people.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:13 - “When the sun goes down you shall surely return the deposit to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness H6666 for you before Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:21 -

“Then he [fn]provided the first part for himself,

For there the ruler’s portion was [fn]reserved;

And he came with the heads of the people;

He did the righteousness H6666 of Yahweh,

And His judgments with Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:11 -

“At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places,

There they shall [fn]commemorate the righteous H6666 deeds H6666 of Yahweh,

The righteous H6666 deeds H6666 for His [fn]peasantry in Israel.

Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:7 - “So now, take your stand, that I may judge you before Yahweh concerning all the righteous H6666 acts H6666 of Yahweh which He did for you and your fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:23 - “Now Yahweh will repay each man for his righteousness H6666 and his faithfulness; for Yahweh gave you into my hand today, but I was not willing to send forth my hand against the anointed of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:15 -

So David reigned over all Israel; and David was doing justice and righteousness H6666 for all his people.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:28 - “For all my father’s household was nothing but men worthy of death before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right H6666 do I have yet that I should [fn]complain anymore to the king?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 -

“Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness H6666;

According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 -

“Therefore Yahweh has recompensed me according to my righteousness H6666,

According to my cleanness before His eyes.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - Then Solomon said, “You have shown great lovingkindness to Your slave David my father, according to how he walked before You in [fn]truth and righteousness H6666 and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have kept for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:32 - then listen in heaven and act and judge Your slaves, condemning the wicked by [fn]bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by [fn]bringing him reward according to his righteousness H6666.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:9 - “Blessed be Yahweh your God who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel; because Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness H6666.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:14 -

So David reigned over all Israel; and he was doing justice and righteousness H6666 for all his people.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:23 - then listen from heaven and act and judge Your slaves, [fn]punishing the wicked by [fn]bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by [fn]bringing him reward according to his righteousness H6666.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:8 - “Blessed be Yahweh your God who delighted in you, to set you on His throne as king for Yahweh your God; because your God loved Israel to cause them to stand forever, therefore He gave you as king over them, to do justice and righteousness H6666.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:20 - So I responded to them with a word and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His slaves will arise and build, but you have no portion, right H6666, or remembrance in Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:6 -

“I hold fast my righteousness H6666 and will not let it go.

My heart does not reproach any of my days.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 -

Then he will entreat God, and He will accept him,

And he will see His face with joyful shouts,

And He may restore His righteousness H6666 to man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:8 -

“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself,

And your righteousness H6666 is for a son of man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:23 -

“The Almighty—we cannot find Him;

He is exalted in power

And He will not afflict justice and abundant righteousness H6666.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:8 -

O Yahweh, lead me in Your righteousness H6666 because of [fn]my foes;

Make Your way [fn]straight before me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:7 -

For Yahweh is righteous, He loves [fn]righteousness H6666;

The upright will behold His face.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:31 -

They will come and will declare His righteousness H6666

To a people who will be born, that He has done it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:5 -

He shall lift up a blessing from Yahweh

And [fn]righteousness H6666 from the God of his salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:1 -

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

In You, O Yahweh, I have taken refuge;

Let me never be ashamed;

In Your righteousness H6666 protect me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:5 -

He loves righteousness H6666 and justice;

The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:6 -

Your righteousness H6666 is like the [fn]mountains of God;

Your judgments are like a great deep.

O Yahweh, You save man and beast.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:10 -

Continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,

And Your righteousness H6666 to the upright in heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:10 -

I do not conceal Your righteousness H6666 within my heart;

I speak of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;

I do not hide Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:14 -

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;

Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness H6666.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:27 -

Add iniquity to their iniquity,

And may they not come into Your righteousness H6666.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:2 -

In Your righteousness H6666 deliver me and protect me;

Incline Your ear to me and save me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:15 -

My mouth shall recount Your righteousness H6666

And Your salvation all day long;

For I do not know the [fn]sum of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:16 -

I will come with the mighty deeds of Lord Yahweh;

I will bring to remembrance Your righteousness H6666, Yours alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:19 -

[fn]For Your righteousness H6666, O God, reaches to the [fn]heavens,

You who have done great things;

O God, who is like You?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 -

My tongue also will utter Your righteousness H6666 all day long;

For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek [fn]to do me evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:1 -

Of Solomon.

O God, give the king Your judgments,

And Your righteousness H6666 to the king’s son.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:3 -

Let the mountains lift up [fn]peace to the people,

And the hills, in righteousness H6666.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 -

Will Your wonders be known in the darkness?

And Your righteousness H6666 in the land of forgetfulness?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 -

In Your name they rejoice all the day,

And by Your righteousness H6666 they are exalted.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:2 -

Yahweh has made known His salvation;

He has revealed His righteousness H6666 in the eyes of the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 99:4 -

[fn]The strength of the King loves [fn]justice;

You have established [fn]equity;

You have done [fn]justice and righteousness H6666 in Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:6 -

Yahweh performs righteous H6666 deeds H6666

And judgments for all who are oppressed.

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