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What is the difference between “righteous” and “good” in Romans 5:7?

What do these words "righteous" and a "good man" mean in comparison in Romams 5:7, is there a categorical difference and what are the examples of this distinction found in ancient and rabbinic ...
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How does Romans 4:15b relate to its context?

Precisely what does Romans 4:15b (bolded below) mean, and how does it relate to its immediate context? 13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not ...
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How is the imputation of the righteousness of God effected in Christ and how can the believer be “in Him”?

I’m looking into the subject of justification and righteousness. My question is based on 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the ...
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How does the concept of “righteousness” cause the Spirit to be “life” in Romans 8:10?

I've long desired to break-through to an understanding of Romans 8:10, particularly the following emboldened concept: Romans 8:10 (KJV) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but ...
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What does εποιησεν, 'made', mean in II Corinthians 5:21?

In II Corinthians 5:21, we read : τον γαρ με γνοντα αμαρτιαν υπερ ημων αμαρτιαν εποιησεν ινα ημεις γινωμεθα δικαιοσυνη θεου εν αυτω [TR - Majority Text - Stephens 1550 from EGNT] for him who ...
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Who are “they” in Romans 1?

After a short greeting, the second half or Romans 1 describes people who exchange righteousness for unrighteousness: For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to ...
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In Romans 6:16 why does Paul say that obedience leads to righteousness, when righteousness is God's freely given gift?

Romans 6:16 (ESV) says: Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, ...
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Genesis 2 and 3 - Why was nudity suddenly a shame for Adam?

Genesis 2 Adam was created from mud, and Eve was created from one of Adam's ribs. Both had remained naked in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and ...
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A Seeming Contradiction in Ezekiel 33:12-19

I am struggling to understand the translation of this text. Ezekiel 33:12-19 (ESV) 12 "And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when ...
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What does “lawful” mean in Paul's phrase “all things are lawful”?

I see several ways to understand the meaning of Paul's phrase "all things are lawful" in 1 Cor 6:12 and 1 Cor 10:23. "Lawful" could refer to: Things not specifically forbidden in the Bible; one ...
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Does the Hebrew text of Genesis 15:6 permit more than one understanding?

Genesis 15:6, in Masoretic text and JPS 1917, reads as follows: וְהֶאֱמִ֖ן בַּֽיהוָ֑ה וַיַּחְשְׁבֶ֥הָ לּ֖וֹ צְדָקָֽה׃ And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness. The ...
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Who are the 'righteous' as defined in the meaning and historical context of Proverbs 18:10?

Proverbs 18:10 (NASB) The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. Who is considered "righteous" in this passage? All of Israel? Some of Israel/Judah? Those ...
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What are the “righteous acts” of the saints in Revelation 19:8?

In Revelation 19:8, some saints are given fine, clean linen for their righteous acts. What characterizes these acts as righteous? Are they merely good deeds anyone, even the unsaved, can do, and they ...
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In Ecclesiastes 7:28 why are there no upright women?

28which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found. ESV My question drawn from Ecclesiastes 7:28 is a simple ...
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What is the Righteousness of God in Romans 1:17?

Romans 1:16-17 (excerpted), ESV: For I am not ashamed of the gospel . . . For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith . . . SBLGNT: Οὐ γὰρ ἐπαισχύνομαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον . . ...
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What is the difference between “righteous” and “just” in the NT? [closed]

I've basically always used these words synonymously. Can someone elaborate on whether there is a difference?
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David's righteousness in the Psalms

In the Psalms, there are several places where David portrays himself as righteous and blameless. For example, Psalm 26: 1Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have ...