v. — to lead someone to act in accordance with justice, custom, law, or morality.
Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness [צדק], like the stars forever and ever.
Daniel 12:3 (NRSV)
The sense “to lead to righteousness” only occurs once in the Bible Sense Lexicon annotation. It is found in today’s example verse from Daniel. However, the BSL hierarchy provides us with relationships that can help us think more deeply about this verse. For example, “to lead to righteousness” is related to “to lead astray” because both of these senses occur under “to lead.” So we can the two paths down which we can lead others. We can lead them down the path toward righteousness, or we can lead them astray. In Daniel, those who lead others to righteousness will “shine like the brightness of the sky.” However, in Malachi 3:5, those who lead others astray must face God drawing near for judgment.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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