Isaiah 33:5
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5  Hashem is exalted, He dwells on high! [Of old] He filled Tzion With justice and righteousness.

nis-GAV a-do-NAI KEE sho-KHAYN ma-ROM mi-LAY tzi-YON mish-PAT utz-da-KAH

ה  נִשְׂגָּב יְהֹוָה כִּי שֹׁכֵן מָרוֹם מִלֵּא צִיּוֹן מִשְׁפָּט וּצְדָקָה׃

 33:5   He filled Tzion with justice and righteousness

The last word of this verse is tzedaka (צדקה). In Hebrew, this word is used to mean both ‘charity’ and ‘justice.’ While in English these concepts are very different, the Hebrew word teaches that the act of giving to those who are less fortunate is not to be seen primarily as benevolence or kindness. Rather, it is an act of justice and righteousness, which fulfills a duty expected of everyone, both rich and poor.

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  • PAULINE ALLEN

    THE LORD IS WXCALTED, FOR HE DWELLS ON HIGH, HE HAS FILLED ZION WITH JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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