Righteous One

“Righteous One” translates a single word in both Greek and Hebrew. One of the attributes of God is His righteousness. The same word can also be translated “just.” Justice and righteousness are closely linked biblical concepts.

The Righteous One (Hatsaddiq) pictured in the Hebrew text of Exodus 9:27.

The Righteous One (Hatsaddiq) in the Hebrew text of Exodus 9:27.

The Righteous One in Hebrew:

Hatsaddiq

Strong’s Concordance number: 6662

Bible references: Ex. 9:27; Prov. 21:12 (only NIV); Isa. 24:16

From the ends of the earth we hear singing:
“Glory to the Righteous One.”
(Isaiah 24:16 NIV)

 

 

Righteous One in Greek:

Picture of the Greek text of Acts 7:52 where Stephen calls Jesus the Righteous One (or Just One).

Righteous One (or Just One) in Acts 7:52.

Dikaios

Strong’s Concordance number: 1342

Bible references: Acts 7:52; 22:14

Part of Stephen’s speech to the Jewish leaders included the accusation that they had murdered Jesus (Yeshua‘), the Righteous One:

Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. (Acts 7:52)

In other Bible versions Jesus is called the Just One (KJV, Msg) because the Greek word dikaios means both.

Similar names for God are Righteous God and God of my righteousness. One of the messianic prophetic names of Jesus is the Righteous Branch. In the New Testament two of the names of Jesus are Jesus Christ the Righteous and the Holy and Righteous one.

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