faith as makes us faithful and brings forth good works. ?He uses the word exclusively in a judicial sense; he combats a mistaken view of pi>stiv , not a mistaken view of dikaio>w ?; see <590221>James 2:21, 23, 24, and Cremer, N. T. Lexicon, Eng. trans., 182, 183. The only N. T. passage where this meaning is questionable is Revelations 22:11; but here Alford, with a , A and B, reads dikaiosu>nhn poihsa>tw .
N . T. texts: <401237>Matthew 12:37 ? ?For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shah be condemned?; <420729>Luke 7:29 ? ?And all the people...justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John?; 10:29 ? ?But he, desiring to justify himself said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?? 16:15 ? ?Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts?; 18:14 ? ?This man went down to his house justified rather than the other?; cf. 13 (lit.) ?God, be thou propitiated toward me the sinner?; <450406>Romans 4:6-8 ? ?Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not reckon sin?; cf. <193201>Psalm 32:1, 2 ? ?Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile.?
<450518> Romans 5:18, 19 ? ?So then as through one trespass the judgment came unto all men to condemnation: even so through one act of righteousness the free gift came unto all men to justification of life. For as through the one man?s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous?; 8:33, 34 ? ?Who shall lay anything to the charge of God?s elect? It is God that justifieth; who is he that condemneth?? <470519>2 Corinthians 5:19 , 21 ? ?God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself not reckoning unto them their trespasses...Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God [God?s justified persons] in him?; <450607>Romans 6:7 ? ?he that hath died is justified from sin?; <460404>1 Corinthians 4:4 ? For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord? (on this last text, see Expositor?s Greek Testament, in loco ).
<590221> James 2:21, 23, 24 ? ?Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the alter?...Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness...Ye see that by works
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