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Headword: *dikaiw/mata
Adler number: delta,1082
Translated headword: statutes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] law, commandments, judgments: he [sc. the Psalmist] calls "law" [no/mos] the [law] that was given by God through Moses; "commandments" [e)ntolai/] and "ordinances" [prosta/gmata] also the same [law] because it is royally commanded and ordained; "statutes" [dikaiw/mata] because it is able to justify [dikaiou=n] the one who observes them; "judgments" [kri/mata] because it reveals God's decisions and the appropriate recompense for those who live lawfully or unlawfully; and "testimonies" [martu/ria] because it bears witness and demonstrates what [penalties] they will undergo who violate these [judgments]. But condemnations [are] also [called] dikaiw/mata.
Greek Original:
*dikaiw/mata, no/mos, e)ntolai/, kri/mata: no/mon kalei= to\n u(po\ tou= qeou= dia\ tou= *mwse/ws dedome/non, e)ntola\s de\ kai\ prosta/gmata pa/lin to\n au)to\n w(s basilikw=s e)ntalqe/nta kai\ prostaxqe/nta, dikaiw/mata, w(s dikaiou=n to\n katorqou=nta duna/menon, kri/mata de\ w(s ta\s qei/as yh/fous u(podeiknu/nta kai\ ta\s a)ci/as a)ntido/seis tw=n te e)nno/mws kai\ parano/mws biou/ntwn, martu/ria de\ w(s diamarturou/menon kai\ deiknu/nta, oi(/ais u(poblhqh/sontai oi( tau=ta parabai/nontes. dikaiw/mata de\ kai\ ai( katakri/seis.
Theodoret (PG 80.1821b) on Psalm 118.2 LXX; cf. nu 484.
For the headword cf. delta 1080 (singular), delta 1081 (plural); for Moses see generally mu 1348.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 December 2004@00:56:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 6 December 2004@02:55:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 July 2012@04:12:10.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 October 2014@12:58:45.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 15 October 2014@18:34:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 9 November 2015@08:49:26.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 26 August 2016@01:32:47.


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