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rit (yashar, mishpaT; dikaios, euthus): Many Hebrew words are translated "right," with different shades of meaning. Of these the two noted are the most important: yashar, with the sense of being straight, direct, as "right in the sight" of Yahweh (Exodus 15:26 Deuteronomy 12:25, etc.), in one's own eyes (Judges 17:6), "right words" (Job 6:25 the King James Version, yosher), "right paths" (Proverbs 4:11 the King James Version); and mishpaT "judgment" "cause" etc., a forensic term, as "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25). In Job 34:17, the Revised Version (British and American) has "justice" (34:6, "right"), etc. The word tsedheq, tsedhaqah, ordinarily translated "righteousness," are in a few cases rendered "right" (2 Samuel 19:28 Nehemiah 2:20 Psalm 9:4; Psalm 17:1; Psalm 119:75 Ezekiel 18:5, etc.). In the New Testament the chief word is dikaios, primarily "even," "equal" (Matthew 20:4 Luke 12:57, etc.); more generally the word is rendered "just" and "righteous." Euthus, used by Septuagint for yashar (1 Samuel 12:23 Hosea 14:9), occurs a few times (Acts 8:21; Acts 13:10 2 Peter 2:15); so orthos, "straight," "upright" (Luke 10:28). "Right-hand" or "side" represents Hebrew yamin and kindred forms (Genesis 48:13, 14, 17 Exodus 15:6, etc.); the Greek, in this sense, is dexios (Matthew 6:3; Matthew 20:21, etc.).

Revised Version, among other changes, has "right" for the King James Version "judgment" in Job 27:2; Job 34:5, and for "right" in the King James Version substitutes "straight" in Ezra 8:21, "skillful" in Ecclesiastes 4:4, margin "successful," etc. In John 1:12 the Revised Version (British and American) reads, "the right to become children of God" for the King James Version "the power" (exousia); in Matthew 20:7, 15 "right" is omitted, with the larger part of the verse. In 2 Timothy 2:15 "rightly dividing" (orthotomeo) is changed to "handling aright" with margin "holding a straight course in the word of truth. Or, rightly dividing the word of truth."

W. L. Walker

1188. dexios -- the right hand or side
... the right hand or side. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: dexios Phonetic
Spelling: (dex-ee-os') Short Definition: on the right hand, right hand, right ...
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1349. dike -- right (as self-evident), justice (the principle, a ...
... right (as self-evident), justice (the principle, a decision or its execution). Part
of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dike Phonetic Spelling: (dee'-kay ...
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15. agathopoieo -- to do good
... Word Origin from agathos and poieo Definition to do good NASB Word Usage do what
is right (2), do good (4), do right (1), does good (1), doing what is right (1 ...
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1342. dikaios -- correct, righteous, by impl. innocent
... Cognate: 1342 (an adjective, derived from , "right, judicial approval") -- properly, ""
(J. Thayer); ; " in the eyes of God" (Souter). See 1343 ("). ...
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1344. dikaioo -- to show to be righteous, declare righteous
... Cognate: 1344 (from , "right, judicial-approval") -- properly, , especially in a
legal, authoritative sense; to show what is right, ie conformed to a proper ...
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1187. dexiolabos -- probably a spearman or slinger
... or slinger. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: dexiolabos Phonetic
Spelling: (dex-ee-ol-ab'-os) Short Definition: one posted on the right hand, a ...
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4993. sophroneo -- to be of sound mind, ie to be temperate
... Word Origin from sophron Definition to be of sound mind, ie to be temperate NASB
Word Usage have sound judgment (1), right mind (2), sensible (1), sound ...
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1849. exousia -- power to act, authority
... 1849 (from 1537 , "out from," which intensifies 1510 , ", as a right or privilege")
-- authority, power; ("authorization"), operating in a . ...
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1828. exelko -- to draw out or away
... away. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exelko Phonetic Spelling: (ex-el'-ko)
Short Definition: I entice Definition: (lit: I draw out of the right place, or ...
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2570. kalos -- beautiful, good
... 1), better (5), better* (2), commendable manner (1), excellent (1), fair (1), fine
(2), good (79), high (1), honest (1), honorable (1), right thing (1), sound ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3231. yaman -- to go to or choose the right, to use the right hand
... 3230, 3231. yaman. 3232 . to go to or choose the right, to use the right hand.
Transliteration: yaman Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-man') Short Definition: right ...
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3233. yemani -- right hand, right
... 3232, 3233. yemani. 3234 . right hand, right. Transliteration: yemani
Phonetic Spelling: (yem-aw-nee') Short Definition: right. ...
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3225. yamin -- right hand
... 3224, 3225. yamin. 3226 . right hand. Transliteration: yamin Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-meen') Short Definition: hand. Word Origin ...
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3474. yashar -- to be smooth, straight, or right
... yashar. 3475 . to be smooth, straight, or right. Transliteration: yashar Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-shar') Short Definition: pleased. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5228. nakoach -- straight, right, straightness
... 5227, 5228. nakoach. 5229 . straight, right, straightness. Transliteration:
nakoach Phonetic Spelling: (naw-ko'-akh) Short Definition: right. ...
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3477. yashar -- straight, right
... 3476, 3477. yashar. 3478 . straight, right. Transliteration: yashar Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-shawr') Short Definition: upright. Word ...
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3227. yemini -- on the right hand
... 3226, 3227. yemini. 3228 . on the right hand. Transliteration: yemini Phonetic
Spelling: (yem-ee-nee') Short Definition: right. ... on the right hand ...
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3653a. ken -- right, veritable, honest
... 3653, 3653a. ken. 3653b . right, veritable, honest. Transliteration:
ken Short Definition: right. Word Origin from kun Definition ...
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541. aman -- turn to the right
... aman. 542 . turn to the right. Transliteration: aman Phonetic Spelling: (aw-man')
Short Definition: turn. Word Origin the same as yaman, qv. turn to the right ...
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4442. Malki-tsedeq -- "my king is right," an early king of Salem
... "my king is right," an early king of Salem. Transliteration: Malki-tsedeq Phonetic
Spelling: (mal-kee-tseh'-dek) Short Definition: Melchizedek. ...
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The Right of Entry
... ZECHARIAH THE RIGHT OF ENTRY. ... What should we say of a subject who never presented
himself in the court to which he had the right of free entree? ...
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Eyes Right
... Eyes Right. A sermon (No.2058) by CH Spurgeon "Let thine eyes look right on, and
let thine eyelids look straight before thee."""Proverbs 4:25. ...
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Whether the Right of Nations is the Same as the Natural Right?
... OF RIGHT (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the right of nations is the same as the
natural right? Objection 1: It would seem that the right ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the right of nations.htm

Of Right (Four Articles)
... OF RIGHT (FOUR ARTICLES). ... Four points will have to be considered about justice:
(1) Right; (2) Justice itself; (3) Injustice; (4) Judgment. ...
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Whether Right is the Object of Justice?
... OF RIGHT (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether right is the object of justice? Objection
1: It would seem that right is not the object of justice. ...
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The Right Kind of Fear
... The Right Kind of Fear. A Sermon (No.2971) published on Thursday, January
18th, 1906, delivered by CH Spurgeon at the Metropolitan ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/the right kind of fear.htm

Of the Right of Bishops not to be Accused or Hurt by Detraction.
... II. Of the right of bishops not to be accused or hurt by detraction. Of the
right of bishops not to be accused or hurt by detraction. ...
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The Importance of Doing what is Right
of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the true Israelites ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the importance of doing what.htm

If in the Cause of Right I Must,
... ASPIRATIONS If in the cause of right I must,. tr., John Brownlie 8,6,8,6. I.
If in the cause of right I must,. Do battle with the sword,. ...
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The Right Understanding of the Law
... 1. INTRODUCTION 1.4 The Right Understanding of the Law. Thou shalt have
no other Gods before me.' Exodus 20:3. Before I come to the ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/1 4 the right understanding of.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.

2. (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.

3. (a.) Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.

4. (a.) Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.

5. (a.) Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.

6. (a.) According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.

7. (a.) Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.

8. (a.) of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.

9. (a.) Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.

10. (a.) Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.

11. (adv.) In a right manner.

12. (adv.) In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.

13. (adv.) Exactly; just.

14. (adv.) According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.

15. (adv.) According to any rule of art; correctly.

16. (adv.) According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.

17. (adv.) In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.

18. (a.) That which is right or correct.

19. (n.) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong.

20. (n.) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.

21. (n.) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.

22. (a.) That to which one has a just claim.

23. (a.) That which one has a natural claim to exact.

24. (a.) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.

25. (a.) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.

26. (a.) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.

27. (n.) The right side; the side opposite to the left.

28. (a.) In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.

29. (n.) The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.

30. (v.) To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.

31. (v.) To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.

32. (v. i.) To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.

33. (v. i.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.

Right (4703 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a
right line. 2. (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an ...
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Birth-right (9 Occurrences)
Birth-right. Birthright, Birth-right. Births . Multi-Version
Concordance Birth-right (9 Occurrences). Hebrews 12:16 ...
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Right-hand (3 Occurrences)
Right-hand. Rightfully, Right-hand. Right-handed . Noah Webster's
Dictionary 1. (a.) Situated or being on the right; nearer the ...
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Right-handed (1 Occurrence)
Right-handed. Right-hand, Right-handed. Rightly . Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (a.) Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left. ...
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Right-minded (2 Occurrences)
Right-minded. Rightly, Right-minded. Rights . Noah Webster's Dictionary
(a.) Having a right or honest mind. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Right-doers (1 Occurrence)
Right-doers. Right, Right-doers. Right-doing . Multi-Version Concordance
Right-doers (1 Occurrence). Romans 13:3 For judges and ...
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Right-doing (1 Occurrence)
Right-doing. Right-doers, Right-doing. Righted . Multi-Version
Concordance Right-doing (1 Occurrence). Romans 2:7 to ...
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Slaughtered (72 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:20 and thou hast slaughtered the ram, and hast taken of its blood, and
hast put on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear ...
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Citizenship (4 Occurrences)
... The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted by the emperor to
individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a favour or as a recompense for ...
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Sprinkled (55 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:20 and thou hast slaughtered the ram, and hast taken of its blood, and
hast put on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear ...
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