Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1879

KJV Translation Count — 41x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: justify (23), righteous (10), just (3), justice (2), cleansed (1), clear ourselves (1), righteousness (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be just, be righteous
a. (Qal)
1. to have a just cause, be in the right
2. to be justified
3. to be just (of God)
4. to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character)
b. (Niphal) to be put or made right, be justified
c. (Piel) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous
d. (Hiphil)
1. to do or bring justice (in administering law)
2. to declare righteous, justify
3. to justify, vindicate the cause of, save
4. to make righteous, turn to righteousness
e. (Hithpael) to justify oneself

Strong's Definitions

tsadaq, tsaw-dak'; 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).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more H6663 than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.


And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we H6663 H6663? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.


Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and H6663 slay thou not: for I will not H6663 the wicked.


If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall H6663 the H6663, and condemn the wicked.


Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him H6663ice!


Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and H6663ing the H6663, to give him according to his H6663ness.


Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by H6663ing the H6663, by giving him according to his H6663ness.


Shall mortal man be more H6663 than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?


I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be H6663 with God?


Whom, though I were H6663, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.