If you ever wondered...
1. Just; accordant to the divine law. Applied to persons, it denotes one who is holy in heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice; as a righteous man. Applied to things, it denotes consonant to the divine will or to justice; as a righteous act. It is used chiefly in theology, and applied to Hashem, to his testimonies and to his saints. The righteous, in Scripture, denote the servants of Hashem, the saints.
2. Just; equitable; merited.
before 900; earlier rightwos, rightwis (remodeled with -ous ), Middle English; Old English: rihtwīs. See right, wise
From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from Middle English: rightwise, rightwis, from Old English: rihtwīs (“righteous, just, right, justifiable”), corresponding to right +-wise (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to right + wise (“way, manner”). Cognate with Scots: richtwis (“righteous”), Old High German: rehtwīsic (“righteous, just”), Icelandic: réttvíss (“righteous, just”).
As you can see, righteous is a compound of two words: right and wise. Let's inspect the meaning of each word respectively.
*rehtaz (“right, direct”), from Proto-Indo-European: *h₃reǵtós (“having moved in a straight line”), from Proto-Indo-European: *h₃reǵ- (“to straighten, direct”). An Indo-European past participle, it became a Germanic adjective which has been used also as a noun since the common Germanic period. Cognate with West Frisian: rjocht, Dutch: recht, German: recht/Recht, Swedish: rätt and rät, Danish: ret, Norwegian: rett, and Icelandic: rétt. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ὀρεκτός (orektós), Latin: rectus, Albanian: drejt and the Sanskrit ऋत (ṛtá).
before 900; (noun and adj.) Middle English; Old English: reht, riht; cognate with Dutch, German: recht, Old Norse: rēttr, GothicL raihts; akin to Latin: rēctus, Old Irish: recht law, Greek: orektós upright; (v.) Middle English righten, Old English: rihtan, cognate with Old Frisian: riuchta, German: richten, Old Norse: rētta; (adv.) Middle English; Old English: rihte
"morally correct," Old English: riht "just, good, fair; proper, fitting; straight, not bent, direct, erect," from Proto-Germanic: *rekhtaz (cf. Old Frisian: riucht "right," Old Saxon: reht, Middle Dutch and Dutch: recht, Old High German: reht, German: recht, Old Norse: rettr, Gothic: raihts), from Proto-Indo-European root: *reg- "move in a straight line," also "to rule, to lead straight, to put right" (see regal; cf. Greek: orektos "stretched out, upright;" Latin: rectus "straight, right;" Old Persian: rasta- "straight, right," aršta- "rectitude;" Old Irish: recht "law;" Welsh: rhaith, Breton: reiz "just, righteous, wise").
"honest, morally upright," and Latin: rectus "right," literally "straight," Lithuanian: teisus "right, true," literally "straight."
Whoa, that's a lot to digest; let's recap. Right traces back to mean: straight, upright, not bent, direct, erect, to rule, to lead straight, to put right, and law." Very interesting to see law as one of the last meanings because the etymology of law herself traces back to mean these very things. Go figure. The Proto-Indo-European root *reg is also the exact root of the word king. Go figure that part two. So right, to rule, lead straight and law are all synonyms of king/kingship. Right is king. Right is the law. The law is life. We can't ever forget that. To be royal and sovereign, one must be right. One more thing, in ancient Khemet R and L were interchangeable, so right is light and life is light.
before 900; Middle English (adj.), Old English: wīs; cognate with Dutch: wijs, German: weise, Old Norse: vīss, Gothic: -weis
before 900; Middle English, Old English: way, manner; melody (Old English); cognate with Dutch: wijze, German: Weise manner, melody, Old Norse: vīsa short poem, Danish: vise ballad; akin to Greek: eîdos form, shape
before 900; Middle English: wisen, Old English: wīsian to show the way, guide, direct; cognate with Old High German: wīsan, Old Norse: vīsa
Old English: wis, from Proto-Germanic: *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian: wis, Old Norse: viss, Dutch: wijs, German: weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of Proto-Indo-European root: *weid- "to see," hence "to know"
"way of proceeding, manner," Old English: wise, ultimately from the same source as wise (adj.). Cf. Old Saxon: wisa, Old Frisian: wis, Danish: vis, Middle Dutch: wise, Dutch wijs, Old High German: wisa, German: Weise "way, manner." Most common in English now as a suffix (e.g. likewise ). For sense evolution from "to see" to "way of proceeding," cf. cognate Greek: eidos "form, shape, kind," also "course of action." Ground sense is "to see/know the way."
From Middle English: wis, wys, from Old English: wīs (“wise”), from Proto-Germanic: *wīsaz (“wise”), from a participle form of Proto-Indo-European: *weyd-. Cognate with Dutch: wijs, German: weise, Swedish: vis.
Amazing to see that wise breaks down to mean: way, manner, melody, to show the way, guide, direct, to see, to know. If you've read our etymology post on Queen, you'll remember that the essence and true spirit of the word means "to know" as well. So to be wise, is to be connected to the Queen aka the dark matter womb of the THE Queen herself, Big Amma Mama. In reality, her womb is the "all seeing eye". Let's touch back on "to show the way"; that's a direct duty of a messenger/apostle/shepherd/son. Also known as a divine sun of Big Amma Mama sent back to Earth to uplift fallen humanity (the chosen wombs down below). Reminds me of this one guy they call Da13thsun™. Go figure. In the land of the blind/dead (hell), to see is to know and to know is to be alive (forever out here™).
For one to truly be righteous, they must be a royal seed of the The Most High Mother and Father. That's attained/reclaimed by being lawful, following the RIGHT way, studying self, law and nature, embodying love, truth, peace, freedom and justice, having high character, outstanding composure, remaining joyful, being MRY and a true representative/brand ambassador of The Most High(s). Pyramid meant to be the lights of an increasingly dark world. Simply, walking, living, and breathing as Christ beings. Tru Essene Moors. 13.
In the end as in the beginning, hope and a future is for the Righteous Only. TLC 13Love Community™ PRIVATE.