Word Summary
tsadeq or tsadoq: to be just or righteous
Original Word: צָדַק
Transliteration: tsadeq or tsadoq
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-dak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be just or righteous
Meaning: to be just or righteous
Strong's Concordance
cleanse, clear self, be, do justice be turn to righteousness

A primitive root; to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense) -- cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).


H6663. tsadeq

or tsadoq [צָדֹק צָדֵק,‎] verb denominative be just, righteous; —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular צָֽדְקָה‎ Isaiah 38:26; 2masculine singular צָדַקְתָּJob 33:12; 35:7; etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִצְדַּק9:2 +; יִצְדָּ֑ק4:17; 11:2-3;feminine plural תִּצְדַּקְנָהEzekiel 16:52 (ᵐ5‎ Co תְּצַדְּקִין‎, not Berthol Toy Krae), etc; —

1 have a just cause, be in the right, Job 9:15, 20; 13:18; 34:5; in complaint 33:12; with מִן‎ person Genesis 38:26 (J; of Tamar).

2 be justified, in one's plea Job 11:2; with עִם‎ (man with God) 9:2; 25:4; ׳ביIsaiah 45:25; by witnesses 43:9; by acquittal Psalm 143:2; Isaiah 43:26; by condemnation of opponent Job 40:8.

3 be just: of God, in his government, in charging with sin Psalm 51:6; of ׳מִשְׁמְּטֵייֿ19:10.

4 be just, righteous, in conduct and character: of men Job 10:15; 15:14; 22:3; 35:7, with מִן‎ compare, 4:17 (more than God; Dr at God's hand, מִן2d), Ezekiel 16:52 (< ᵐ5‎ Co Pi`el).

Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular קֹדֶשׁ וְנִצְדַּק‎ consecutive Daniel 8:14 the holy place shall be put right, in a right condition (MartiKau Buhl SS; Bev Dr MartiComm. be justified, its cause vindicated).

Pi`el Perfect3feminine singular צִדְּקָהJeremiah 3:11; Imperfect2feminine singular תְּצַדְּקִיEzekiel 16:51; Infinitive construct suffix צַדְּקֶ֑ךָּJob 33:32; צַדֶּקְתֵּךְ‎ (Ges§ 52p) Ezekiel 16:52; צַדְּקוֺJob 32:2; — justify: מֵאֱלֹהִים נַפְשׁוֺ צַדְּקוֺ עַל32:2 because he justified himself rather than God (compare Qal 1); make to appear righteous Jeremiah 3:11; Ezekiel 16:51-52, (all with מִן‎ compare); צַדְּקֶ֑ךָּ חָפַצְתִּיJob 33:32 I desire to justify thee (in thy plea, compare Qal 2).

Hiph`il Perfect1singular suffix הִצְדַּקְתִּיו2 Samuel 15:4; 3masculine plural הִצְדִּיקוּDeuteronomy 25:1; Imperfect3masculine singular יַצְדִּיקIsaiah 53:11; 1singular אַצְדִּיקExodus 23:7; Job 27:5; Infinitive construct הַצְדִּיק1 Kings 8:32 2 Chronicles 6:23; Imperative masculine plural הַצְדִּיקוּPsalm 82:3; Participle מַצְדִּיקProverbs 17:15, etc.; —

1 do justice, in administering law 2 Samuel 15:4; Psalm 82:3.

2 declare righteous, justify, with accusative (ה)צַדִּיקDeuteronomy 25:1; 1 Kings 8:32 2 Chronicles 6:23; רָשָׁעExodus 23:7 (E) Isaiah 5:23; Proverbs 17:15; Justify accusers, by recognizing charge as just Job 27:5.

3 justify, vindicate the cause of, save, with accusative, Isaiah 50:8 (of God), with לְ‎ of object 53:11 (of servant of ׳י‎).

4 make righteous, turn to righteousness, Daniel 12:3, compare Aboth 5:26-27, Bev.

Hithpa`el Imperfect1plural נִצְטַדָּ֑קGenesis 44:16 (J) how shall we justify ourselves, clear ourselves from suspicion?