The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Justify; justified
Justify; justifiedThese terms translate (1) various forms of Heb. ṣāḏaq; (2) various forms of Gk. dikaióō; (3) the Greek phrase apodoúnai lógon. (1) In Job 32:2, Elihu was angry at Job because he “justified himself rather than God” (NEB “made himself out more righteous than God”), i.e., he considered
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Justification, Justified
JUSTIFICATION*, JUSTIFIED The act of God in bringing sinners into a new covenant relationship with himself through the forgiveness of sins. It is a declarative act of God by which he establishes persons as righteous—that is, in right and true relationship to himself.Since the time of the Reformation,
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