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Theasaurus: Uprightness

22 Bible Verses about Uprightness

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Proverbs 14:2

He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.

Psalm 11:7

For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection].

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are right [with You and all people] in their hearts.

Jeremiah 10:5

[Their idols] are like pillars of turned work [as upright and stationary and immobile as a palm tree], like scarecrows in a cucumber field; they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it possible for them to do good [and it is not in them].

Psalm 25:8-10

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way. He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the [consistently] righteous (those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives) is level and straight; You, O [Lord], Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous.

Proverbs 2:13

Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,

Psalm 15:2

He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; each hunts his brother with a net.

Psalm 7:10

My defense and shield depend on God, Who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you who are upright and in right standing with Him]; shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 37:37

Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace.

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol (the place of the dead); death shall be their shepherd. And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form and beauty shall be consumed, for Sheol shall be their dwelling.

Psalm 64:10

The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall trust and take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory and offer praise.

Proverbs 2:7

He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the men of integrity, blameless and complete [in God's sight], shall remain in it;

Proverbs 10:9

He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who takes a crooked way shall be found out and punished.

Proverbs 14:11

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.

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Earthly » Refused for obedience » Uprightness

Luke 12:16-21

Then He told them a parable, saying, The land of a rich man was fertile and yielded plentifully. And he considered and debated within himself, What shall I do? I have no place [in which] to gather together my harvest. And he said, I will do this: I will pull down my storehouses and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain or produce and my goods. read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily. But God said to him, You fool! This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be? So it is with the one who continues to lay up and hoard possessions for himself and is not rich [in his relation] to God [this is how he fares].

Luke 16:19-31

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day. And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores. He [eagerly] desired to be satisfied with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover, the dogs even came and licked his sores. read more.
And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received [what is due you in] comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses; but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who want to pass from this [place] to you may not be able, and no one may pass from there to us. And [the man] said, Then, father, I beseech you to send him to my father's house -- " For I have five brothers -- "so that he may give [solemn] testimony and warn them, lest they too come into this place of torment. But Abraham said, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear and listen to them. But he answered, No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent ( change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins). He said to him, If they do not hear and listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded and convinced and believe [even] if someone should rise from the dead.

the Joy of God over his people » On account of their » Uprightness

Proverbs 11:20

They who are willfully contrary in heart are extremely disgusting and shamefully vile in the eyes of the Lord, but such as are blameless and wholehearted in their ways are His delight!

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here offer voluntarily and freely to You.

Uprightness » Who the lord shows himself upright toward

2 Samuel 22:21-26

The Lord rewarded me according to my uprightness with Him; He compensated and benefited me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His ordinances were before me; and from His statutes I did not turn aside. read more.
I was also blameless before Him and kept myself from guilt and iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His [holy] sight. Toward the loving and loyal You will show Yourself loving and loyal, and with the upright and blameless You will show Yourself upright and blameless.

Psalm 18:24-25

Therefore has the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness (my uprightness and right standing with Him), according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright,

Uprightness » The reward for being upright

2 Samuel 22:21-26

The Lord rewarded me according to my uprightness with Him; He compensated and benefited me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His ordinances were before me; and from His statutes I did not turn aside. read more.
I was also blameless before Him and kept myself from guilt and iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His [holy] sight. Toward the loving and loyal You will show Yourself loving and loyal, and with the upright and blameless You will show Yourself upright and blameless.

Psalm 18:20-25

The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness (my conscious integrity and sincerity with Him); according to the cleanness of my hands has He recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His ordinances were before me, and I put not away His statutes from me. read more.
I was upright before Him and blameless with Him, ever [on guard] to keep myself free from my sin and guilt. Therefore has the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness (my uprightness and right standing with Him), according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright,

Uprightness » The lord being upright

Psalm 25:8

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.

Psalm 92:15

[They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Isaiah 26:4-7

So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. For He has brought down the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city; He lays it low, lays it low to the ground; He brings it even to the dust. The foot has trampled it down -- "even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. read more.
The way of the [consistently] righteous (those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives) is level and straight; You, O [Lord], Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous.

Uprightness » Should be in » Heart

2 Chronicles 29:34

But the priests were too few and could not skin all the burnt offerings. So until the other priests had sanctified themselves, their Levite kinsmen helped them until the work was done, for the Levites were more upright in heart than the priests in sanctifying themselves.

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are right [with You and all people] in their hearts.

Uprightness » Who walks uprightly

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly [making straight his course].

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; and merciful and devout men are taken away, with no one considering that the uncompromisingly upright and godly person is taken away from the calamity and evil to come [even through wickedness]. He [in death] enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks straight and in his uprightness.

Uprightness » What is upright

Psalm 119:137

[Rigidly] righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments and all expressions of Your will.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the [consistently] righteous (those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives) is level and straight; You, O [Lord], Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Hated by the wicked

Proverbs 29:10

The bloodthirsty hate the blameless man, but the upright care for and seek [to save] his life.

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the [city] gate [holding him as an abomination and rejecting his rebuke], and they abhor him who speaks uprightly.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Enter into peace

Isaiah 57:2

He [in death] enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks straight and in his uprightness.

Psalm 37:37

Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Dwell with God

Psalm 15:2

He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,

Psalm 140:13

Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face).

Uprightness » A characteristic of saints

Psalm 111:1

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) I will praise and give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the [consistently] righteous (those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives) is level and straight; You, O [Lord], Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Prospered by God

Proverbs 14:11

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

Job 8:6

Then, if you are pure and upright, surely He will bestir Himself for you and make your righteous dwelling prosperous again.

Uprightness » Should be in » Judging

Psalm 58:1

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 75:2

When the proper time has come [for executing My judgments], I will judge uprightly [says the Lord].

Uprightness » The wicked » Do not act with

Micah 7:4

The best of them is like a brier; the most upright or the straightest is like a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, even of [God's] judgment and your punishment, has come; now shall be their perplexity and confusion.

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; each hunts his brother with a net.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Love Christ

Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me! We will run after you! The king brings me into his apartments! We will be glad and rejoice in you! We will recall [when we were favored with] your love, more fragrant than wine. The upright [are not offended at your choice, but sincerely] love you.

Uprightness » The lord having pleasure in uprightness

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here offer voluntarily and freely to You.

Uprightness » God has pleasure in

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here offer voluntarily and freely to You.

Uprightness » Man has deviated from

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this is the only [reason for it that] I have found: God made man upright, but they [men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].

Uprightness » God created man in

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this is the only [reason for it that] I have found: God made man upright, but they [men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Possess good things

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever leads the upright astray into an evil way, he will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Be saved

Proverbs 28:18

He who walks uprightly shall be safe, but he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways shall fall in one of them.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Find strength in God's way

Proverbs 10:29

The way of the Lord is strength and a stronghold to the upright, but it is destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Abominated by the wicked

Proverbs 29:21

He who pampers his servant from childhood will have him expecting the rights of a son afterward.

Uprightness » They who walk in » A blessing to others

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the influence of the upright and God's favor [because of them] the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Delighted in by God

Proverbs 11:20

They who are willfully contrary in heart are extremely disgusting and shamefully vile in the eyes of the Lord, but such as are blameless and wholehearted in their ways are His delight!

Uprightness » They who walk in » Recompensed by God

Psalm 18:23-24

I was upright before Him and blameless with Him, ever [on guard] to keep myself free from my sin and guilt. Therefore has the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness (my uprightness and right standing with Him), according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Direct their way

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face [of guilt], but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].

Uprightness » What is done in uprightness

Psalm 111:4-8

He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion. He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind]. He has declared and shown to His people the power of His works in giving them the heritage of the nations [of Canaan]. read more.
The works of His hands are [absolute] truth and justice [faithful and right]; and all His decrees and precepts are sure (fixed, established, and trustworthy). They stand fast and are established forever and ever and are done in [absolute] truth and uprightness.

Uprightness » The way of, is to depart from evil

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.

Uprightness » Reprove those who deviate from

Galatians 2:14

But as soon as I saw that they were not straightforward and were not living up to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Cephas (Peter) before everybody present, If you, though born a Jew, can live [as you have been living] like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how do you dare now to urge and practically force the Gentiles to [comply with the ritual of Judaism and] live like Jews?

Uprightness » The truly wise walk in

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly [making straight his course].

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Be delivered by righteousness

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright [their rectitude in every area and relation] shall deliver them, but the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity and greedy desire.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Be delivered by their wisdom

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones [thus endangered].

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Dwell in the land

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the men of integrity, blameless and complete [in God's sight], shall remain in it;

Uprightness » They who walk in » Their prayer delighted in by God

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight!

Uprightness » They who walk in » Kept by righteousness

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness (rightness and justice in every area and relation) guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness plunges into sin and overthrows the sinner.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Guided by integrity

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the willful contrariness and crookedness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Walk surely

Proverbs 10:9

He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who takes a crooked way shall be found out and punished.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Fear God

Proverbs 14:2

He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.

Uprightness » Should be in » Walk

Proverbs 14:2

He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.

Uprightness » The wicked » Leave not the path of

Proverbs 2:13

Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,

Uprightness » With poverty, is better than sin with riches

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.

Uprightness » With poverty, is better than folly

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Dwell on high and be provided for

Isaiah 33:16

[Such a man] will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; water for him will be sure.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Defended by God

Proverbs 2:7

He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,

Uprightness » Should be in » Speech

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises gain from fraud and from oppression, who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil.

Uprightness » The wicked » Have not, in heart

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Have dominion over the wicked

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol (the place of the dead); death shall be their shepherd. And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form and beauty shall be consumed, for Sheol shall be their dwelling.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Have an inheritance for ever

Psalm 37:18

The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Have nothing good withheld

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Uprightness » They who walk in, shall » Be blessed

Uprightness » They who walk in » Obtain light in darkness

Uprightness » They who walk in » Persecuted by the wicked

Psalm 37:14

The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation).

Uprightness » They who walk in » Upheld in it by God

Psalm 41:12

And as for me, You have upheld me in my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.

Uprightness » Should be in » Ruling

Psalm 78:72

So [David] was their shepherd with an upright heart; he guided them by the discernment and skillfulness [which controlled] his hands.

Uprightness » The being kept from presumptuous sins is necessary to

Psalm 19:13

Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression.

Uprightness » Saints should resolve to walk in

Psalm 26:11

But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me.

Uprightness » Pray for those who walk in

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are right [with You and all people] in their hearts.

Uprightness » God is perfect in

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the [consistently] righteous (those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives) is level and straight; You, O [Lord], Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Praise is comely for

Psalm 33:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright in right standing with God]; for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart].

Uprightness » They who walk in » Countenanced by God

Psalm 11:7

For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.

Uprightness » They who walk in » Obtain good from God's work

Micah 2:7

O house of Jacob, shall it be said, Is the Spirit of the Lord restricted, impatient, and shortened? Or are these [prophesied plagues] His doings? Do not My words do good to him who walks uprightly?

Uprightness » They who walk in » Scorned by the wicked

Job 12:4

I am become one who is a laughingstock to his friend; I, one whom God answered when he called upon Him -- "a just, upright (blameless) man -- "laughed to scorn!