Right (not wrong--Noun and Adjective), Rightly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Right (not wrong--Noun and Adjective), Rightly

[ A-1,Noun,G1849, exousia ]
authority, power," is translated "right" in the RV, for AV, "power," in John 1:12; Romans 9:21; 1 Corinthians 9:4-6, 1 Corinthians 9:12 (twice), 1 Corinthians 9:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:9, where the "right" is that of being maintained by those among whom the ministers of the gospel had labored, a "right" possessed in virtue of the "authority" given them by Christ, Hebrews 13:10; Revelation 22:14.

Exousia first denotes "freedom to act" and then "authority for the action." This is first true of God, Acts 1:7. It was exercised by the Son of God, as from, and in conjunction with, the Father when the Lord was upon earth, in the days of His flesh, Matthew 9:6; John 10:18, as well as in resurrection, Matthew 28:18; John 17:2. All others hold their freedom to act from God (though some of them have abused it), whether angels, Ephesians 1:21, or human potentates, Romans 13:1. Satan offered to delegate his authority over earthly kingdoms to Christ, Luke 4:6, who, though conscious of His "right" to it, refused, awaiting the Divinely appointed time. See AUTHORITY, No. 1, and for various synonyms See DOMINION, No. 1, Note.

[ B-1,Adjective,G1342, dikaios ]
"just, righteous, that which is in accordance with" dike, "rule, right, justice," is translated "right" in Matthew 20:4; Matthew 20:7, AV only (RV omits, according to the most authentic mss. the clause having been inserted from verse 4, to the detriment of the narrative); Luke 12:57; Acts 4:19; Ephesians 6:1; Philippians 1:7, RV (AV, "meet"); 2 Peter 1:13 (AV, "meet"). See JUST, RIGHTEOUS.

[ B-2,Adjective,G2117, euthus ]
"straight," hence, metaphorically, "right," is so rendered in Acts 8:21, of the heart; Acts 13:10, of the ways of the Lord; 2 Peter 2:15. See STRAIGHT.

[ C-1,Adverb,G3723, orthos ]
"rightly" (akin to orthos, "straight, direct"), is translated "plain" in Mark 7:35; in Luke 7:43; Luke 20:21, "rightly;" in Luke 10:28, "right."


(1) For "right mind" See MIND, B, No. 5.

(2) For the AV, "rightly" in 2 Timothy 2:15, See DIVIDE, A, No. 8.

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