Word Wealth: Justification (dikaiósis)

Word Wealth: Justification (dikaiósis)

Our first Word Wealth entry comes from Strong’s Dictionary of the Bible and covers what is, perhaps, the most important word for a Christian, justification:

In Greek the word is dikaiósis (δικαίωσις)

dikaiósis: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal

Original Word: δικαίωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: dikaiósis
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah’-yo-sis)
Short Definition: acquittal, justification
Definition: acquittal, justifying, justification, a process of absolution.

 

This word is used only in Romans 4:25 and Romans 5:18. It focuses on the acquitted penalty by receiving Christ – i.e. as a person is moved from eternal “condemned” to “divinely pardoned” at conversion. 1347 (dikaíōsis) is the cognate in the dik- word-family which most closely aligns with the theological meaning of the term justification.”

 

For additional study see:  http://biblehub.com/greek/1347.htm

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