dikaiósis: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittalOriginal Word: δικαίωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah'-yo-sis)
Short Definition: acquittal, justification
Definition: acquittal, justifying, justification, a process of absolution.
Cognate: 1347 dikaíōsis (a feminine noun derived from 1344 /dikaióō, "to approve, justify") – justification (divine approval), emphasizing Christ's full payment of the debt for sin which liberates the believer from all divine condemnation. See 1343 (dikaiosynē).
1347 /dikaíōsis ("justification") is used only in Ro 4:25 and Ro 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."
[1347 (dikaíōsis), in ancient secular Greek, is closely associated with the pressing need to be released from deserved punishment (Josephus, Ant 18:14; Plutarch (Art 14:3). Thuccydides (3.82.4) uses 1347 (dikaíōsis) as "justification, in our sense of the word" (C. Spicq, 1:345).
1347 (dikaiōsis) is only used once in the LXX (Lev 24:22). 1345 (dikaíōma) however is common in the LXX.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1347: δικαίωσις
δικαίωσις, δικαιωσεως, ἡ (from δικαιόω, equivalent to τό δικαιοῦν, the act τοῦ δικαιουντος; in extra-biblical writings from Thucydides on, the justification or defense of a cause; sentence of condemnation; judgment in reference to what is just), the act of God's declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him; adjudging to be righteous, (A. V. justification): διά τήν δικαίωσιν ἡμῶν, because God wished to declare us righteous Romans 4:25; εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς, unto acquittal, which brings with it the bestowment of life, Romans 5:18. (Cf. references in δικαιόω).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancejustification.
From dikaioo; aquittal (for Christ's sake) -- justification.
see GREEK dikaioo
Forms and Transliterationsδικαιωσιν δικαίωσιν δικαίωσις δικαστήριον dikaiosin dikaiōsin dikaíosin dikaíōsin
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1347
δικαίωσιν — 2 Occ.
Romans 4:25 N-AFS
GRK: διὰ τὴν δικαίωσιν ἡμῶν
NAS: because of our justification.
KJV: for our justification.
INT: for the justification of us