“everlasting righteousness.” In this context, “righteousness” is doing what is right toward God and people. There are many people today who are not treating God or other people very well, but that will change when Christ is king. [For more on “righteousness” having the meaning of doing what is right or just (“justice”), see commentary on Matt. 5:6. For more on Christ’s future Millennial Kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].