Then if not by Greek, how did you learn they were synonyms? (just curious)
Thank you!Um.... Because of the meanings of the English words, "just", and "righteous"...
Definition of just(Entry 1 of 3)
1a: having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : REASONABLE had just reason to believe he was in danger
b: conforming to a standard of correctness : PROPER just proportions
carchaic : faithful to an original
2a(1): acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good : RIGHTEOUS a just war
(2): being what is merited : DESERVED a just punishment
b: legally correct : LAWFUL just title to an estate
Hmmm. I didn't know that the Bible had no verse that connect judgment with justice. That doesn't make any sense. I'll have to investigate that statement.I suppose that was a hidden gem I realized of “a plain and precious truth” in the BoM. There’s no verse in the Bible that links God judgment related to “justice” - only “righteously.”
On the flip side, it could also be the chink in my armor of why I’d be completely wrong and my whole paradigm falls apart.
Remember when you admitted that you don't know any Greek?
Well, you weren't kidding.
The Greek word for "just" is "δικαιος" ("dikaios"), eg. Matt. 1:19, 5:45, etc.)
The Greek word for "righteous" is "δικαιος" ("dikaios"), eg. Matt. 9:13, 13:17, etc.)
"just" and "righteous" are SYNONYMS, which is why both are used to translate the same Greek term!