righteousness


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But neither could she doubt the righteousness of the prayer that was being read on bended knees.
Here, as I said, were judgments and mercy, but neither of them did awaken my soul to righteousness.
We had our expected good dinner at Cousin Mattie's--may it be counted unto her for righteousness.
Next, after the Fable of the Hawk and Nightingale, which serves as a condemnation of violence and injustice, the poet passes on to contrast the blessing which Righteousness brings to a nation, and the punishment which Heaven sends down upon the violent, and the section concludes with a series of precepts on industry and prudent conduct generally.
The whole emphasis, as generally in the religion of the times, was on the fear of hell rather than on the love of righteousness.
The prayers of a penitent soul that thirsted for righteousness and for all things lovely and of good report, had been rejected by these religious people.
Just as in the Jewish prophets the reign of Messiah, or "the day of the Lord," or the suffering Servant or people of God, or the "Sun of righteousness with healing in his wings" only convey, to us at least, their great spiritual ideals, so through the Greek State Plato reveals to us his own thoughts about divine perfection, which is the idea of good--like the sun in the visible world;--about human perfection, which is justice-- about education beginning in youth and continuing in later years-- about poets and sophists and tyrants who are the false teachers and evil rulers of mankind--about "the world" which is the embodiment of them--about a kingdom which exists nowhere upon earth but is laid up in heaven to be the pattern and rule of human life.
I, who even in the most flagrant crimes had denied the justice and righteousness of capital punishment?
And others are proud of their modicum of righteousness, and for the sake of it do violence to all things: so that the world is drowned in their unrighteousness.
It may be so, to such as you who know no righteousness, and no appointment except Satan's.
She has such faith that there must be righteousness everywhere and she expects it.
He congratulated the winners of the award, noting that they represent role models in righteousness to parents.