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Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness And 48 Righteous Scriptures

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Yahweh Tsidqenu is the Hebrew name of God meaning the Lord our righteousness.

This name is also known as Jehovah Tsidqenu.

The word "Tsidkenu" is derived from "Tsedek" and means "righteousness," "right," "honest," accurate," justice", "truth," or "integrity."

Come explore with me and see what the bible says about Yahweh Tsidenu and righteousness.

The Lord our righteousness

Righteousness means that you and I are in right standing with God. Our sinful natures are measured against God's holy nature. The source of all righteousness is Yahweh. He alone is perfect and righteous. We need to be perfect and righteous so that we can be in right standing with God but Yahweh Tsidqenu or the more modern form of this name, Jehovah Tsidqenu, knew that we are helpless in this regard. So He sent His Son Jesus Christ to redeem us from our lost state and bring us into a personal relationship with Him.

Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness

And this will be his name:

‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’

In that day Judah will be saved,

and Israel will live in safety. Jeremiah 23:6.

Pronouncing The Hebrew name of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu: yah-WEH tsid-KAY-nu

This is Day 26 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE

Understanding the Name Of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness:

Yahweh Tsidqenu is a name that expresses the righteous character of God. It is also found written as Jehovah Tsidqenu. God does not keep righteousness to Himself; He makes it available to us through Jesus (Yeshua‘) so that the Bible appropriately calls Him, “my righteous God” or “the LORD our righteousness.”

LORD our righteousness in Hebrew:

We first see this name for God in Jeremiah 23. We read in the book of Jeremiah that God pronounced judgment against Israel. During this time Jeremiah was constantly calling the people and the kings of Judah to repent and live righteous lives.

Apparently, the priests had not been doing a good job of looking after the Israelite's spiritual needs and therefore only a remnant remained faithful to God. But God gave them the promise of a righteous Branch (Jesus) who would bring restoration.

It is only through the Lord sending His Son that we can be made righteous. Jesus Christ became sin for us so that we could become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). When we turn and repent, we are cleansed of our sins. “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22).

“For the time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line.

He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just and right throughout the land.

6 And this will be his name: ‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.' In that day Judah will be saved, and Israel will live in safety.

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Jeremiah 23:5-6, 31:33.

This prophecy has now been fulfilled in Jesus. Read Romans 3:21-25.

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

The Lord is my righteousness

Right, let's look at the facts, there is absolutely nothing that we can do to pay for our sins. It is impossible to not sin. We can never be holy enough to come into God's presence unless we are covered by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus.

But God loves you and me so very much. We read yesterday about Yahweh Hesed HERE that He is a God of forgiveness and loving-kindness. God loves us so much that He provided a way for us to come into His presence for all eternity once we confess Jesus as our Lord and savior.

When we turn our lives over to God, He sets our feet firmly on the path of righteousness. Keep on that path! (Proverbs 4:11) When you take a detour, confess immediately so that you can stay right with God.

Make every effort to say no to sin. Don't let it distract you from all the promises of God (we will look at the promises below!). When you live a righteous life it provides a path for God to bring blessings. Sometimes sin can cause big boulders to get in the way of God's blessing. So make Psalm 51:10 a regular prayer.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Renew a loyal spirit within me.

What does the bible say about righteousness?

Have you ever wondered how many times righteousness is mentioned in the Bible?

The word righteous has been written approximately 558 times in the Bible. I enjoyed researching the Hebrew name of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu, and to complement this research I thought you might enjoy reading, learning, writing, and praying through 48 scriptures on righteousness.

Scriptures on righteousness

  1. Proverbs 21:21: Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.

  2. 1 Timothy 6:11: But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

  3. Galatians 6:7: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

  4. Proverbs 21:2: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

  5. Matthew 6:33: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

  6. Psalm 112:6: Surely the righteous will never be shaken, they will be remembered forever.

  7. Psalm 34:15: Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.

  8. Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  9. 1 Thessalonians 5:15: Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

  10. 2 Corinthians 5:21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

  11. Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  12. Titus 2:11-12: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.

  13. Psalm 1:1: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

  14. James 5:16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

  15. Psalm 119:10: With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

  16. James 4:8: Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

  17. Matthew 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

  18. Psalm 37:5-6: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

  19. Psalm 34:19: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

  20. Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

  21. Proverbs 22:6: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

  22. Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  23. Hebrews 12:11: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

  24. Matthew 5:10: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  25. Isaiah 61:10: I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

  26. 2 Corinthians 9:10:<