'Standing' in the Bible
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place [of standing, pooling together], and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you with all your household, for you [alone] I have seen as righteous (doing what is right) before Me in this generation.
Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord; and He counted (credited) it to him as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man).
Abraham approached [the Lord] and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous (those who do right) with the wicked (those who do evil)?
So the Lord said, “If I find within the city of Sodom fifty righteous [people], then I will spare the entire place for their sake.”
When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and when he heard Rebekah his sister, saying, “The man said this to me,” he went to Eliezer and found him standing by the camels at the spring.
please look, I am standing by the spring of water; now let it be that when the maiden [whom You have chosen for Isaac] comes out to draw [water], and to whom I say, “Please, give me a little water to drink from your jar”;
When they left Pharaoh’s presence, the foremen met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them.
“If fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes so that the stacked grain or standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution.
When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way and His drawn sword in His hand, the donkey turned off the path and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back toward the path.
Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and lay himself face down.
Balaam returned to Balak, and behold, he was standing by his burnt sacrifice, he and all the leaders of Moab.
“Who can count the dust (the descendants) of JacobAnd the number of even the fourth part of Israel?Let me die the death of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God],And let my end be like his!”
When Balaam returned to Balak, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab were with him. And Balak said to him, “What has the Lord spoken?”
“You shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you first put the sickle to the standing grain.
“When you come into the standing grain of your neighbor, you may pluck the ears of grain with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s standing grain [to harvest it].
When he had set the torches ablaze, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and he burned up the heap of sheaves and the standing grain, along with the vineyards and olive groves.
Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes the disgrace [of his taunting] from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he has taunted and defied the armies of the living God?”
Then Saul sent messengers to take David; but when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came on the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.
But Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now Saul was in Gibeah, sitting under the tamarisk tree on the high place with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
Then the king stood and tore his clothes and lay on the ground [in mourning]; and all his servants were standing by with their clothes torn.
then hear from heaven and act and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing his guilt on his own head, and justifying the righteous by rewarding him in accordance with his righteousness.
the food on his table, the seating of his servants (court officials), the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, his stairway by which he went up to the house (temple) of the Lord, she was breathless and awed [by the wonder of it all].
And there were men passing by, and they saw the body thrown in the road, and the lion standing beside the body. So they came and told about it in the city [of Bethel] where the old prophet lived.
Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host (army) of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left.
They destroyed the [walls of the] cities, and each man threw a stone on every piece of good land, covering it [with stones]. And they stopped up all the springs of water and cut down all the good trees, until they left nothing in Kir-hareseth [Moab’s capital city] but its stones. Then the [stone] slingers surrounded the city and destroyed it.
Then David raised his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, covered in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
then hear from heaven and act and judge Your servants, punishing the wicked by bringing his conduct on his own head, and providing justice to the righteous by giving to him in accordance with his righteousness (innocence).
and the food of his table, the [vast] seating order of his officials, the attendance and service of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, she was breathless.
There were six steps to the throne and a golden footstool attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat, with two lions standing beside the arms.
So Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host (army) of heaven standing on His right and on His left.
Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above them; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she found favor in his sight; and the king extended to her the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.
The king’s servants said to him, “Look, Haman is standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.”
“Remember now, who, being innocent, ever perished?Or where [and in what circumstances] were those upright and in right standing with God destroyed?
“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his ways,And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
“Is it any pleasure or joy to the Almighty that you are righteous?Or is it of benefit to Him that you make your ways perfect?
“There the righteous and upright could reason with Him;So I would be acquitted forever by my Judge.
“I hold fast my uprightness and my right standing with God and I will not let them go;My heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes [and could not be persuaded otherwise by them].
“If there is an angel as a mediator for him,One out of a thousand,To explain to a man what is right for him [that is, how to be in right standing with God],
“He will pray to God, and He shall be favorable to him,So that he looks at His face with joy;For God restores to man His righteousness [that is, his right standing with God—with its joys].
“He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous [those in right standing with Him];But with kings upon the throneHe has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!You have freed me when I was hemmed in and relieved me when I was in distress;Be gracious to me and hear [and respond to] my prayer.
The boastful and the arrogant will not stand in Your sight;You hate all who do evil.
For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You];You surround him with favor as with a shield.
The Lord judges the peoples;Judge me, O Lord, and grant me justice according to my righteousness and according to the integrity within me.
There they tremble with great fear,For God is with the [consistently] righteous generation.
As for me, I shall see Your face in righteousness;I will be [fully] satisfied when I awake [to find myself] seeing Your likeness.
Therefore the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness (moral character, spiritual integrity),According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
He refreshes and restores my soul (life);He leads me in the paths of righteousnessfor His name’s sake.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous [who actively seek right standing with Him];Shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;Praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart—those with moral integrity and godly character].
Do not worry because of evildoers,Nor be envious toward wrongdoers;
He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with God] like the light,And your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun].
The wicked plots against the righteousAnd gnashes at him with his teeth.
I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],As You know, O Lord.
And in Your majesty ride on triumphantlyFor the cause of truth and humility and righteousness;Let Your right hand guide You to awesome things.
You have loved righteousness (virtue, morality, justice) and hated wickedness;Therefore God, your God, has anointed YouAbove Your companions with the oil of jubilation.
May they be blotted out of the book of life [and their lives come to an end]And may they not be recorded with the righteous (those in right standing with God).
I will hear [with expectant hope] what God the Lord will say,For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones—But let them not turn again to folly.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones [those whose moral and spiritual integrity places them in right standing with God],And praise and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Blessed are those who observe justice [by honoring God’s precepts],Who practice righteousness at all times.
And that was credited to him for righteousness,To all generations forever.
Light arises in the darkness for the upright;He is gracious and compassionate and righteous (upright—in right standing with God).
He will never be shaken;The righteous will be remembered forever.
He has given freely to the poor;His righteousness endures forever;His horn will be exalted in honor.
Our feet are standingWithin your gates, O Jerusalem,
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living),And let Your godly ones shout for joy.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;The Lord loves the righteous [the upright in heart].
He stores away sound wisdom for the righteous [those who are in right standing with Him];He is a shield to those who walk in integrity [those of honorable character and moral courage],
So you will walk in the way of good men [that is, those of personal integrity, moral courage and honorable character],And keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the devious are repulsive to the Lord;But His private counsel is with the upright [those with spiritual integrity and moral courage].
“All the words of my mouth are in righteousness (upright, in right standing with God);There is nothing contrary to truth or perverted (crooked) in them.
“Riches and honor are with me,Enduring wealth and righteousness (right standing with God).
Give instruction to a wise man and he will become even wiser;Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous [the upright, those in right standing with God],But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The wages of the righteous [the upright, those in right standing with God] is [a worthwhile, meaningful] life,The income of the wicked, punishment.
The tongue of the righteous is like precious silver (greatly valued);The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The hope of the righteous [those of honorable character and integrity] is joy,But the expectation of the wicked [those who oppose God and ignore His wisdom] comes to nothing.
Riches will not provide security in the day of wrath and judgment,But righteousness rescues from death.
He who is steadfast in righteousness attains life,But he who pursues evil attains his own death.
He who speaks truth [when he testifies] tells what is right,But a false witness utters deceit [in court].
Adversity pursues sinners,But the [consistently] upright will be rewarded with prosperity.
Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity and virtuous character] exalts a nation,But sin is a disgrace to any people.
The Lord is far from the wicked [and distances Himself from them],But He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous [that is, those with spiritual integrity and moral courage].
Better is a little with righteousnessThan great income [gained] with injustice.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil].
When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, the one in right standing with God),But to the evildoers it is disaster.
He who earnestly seeks righteousness and loyaltyFinds life, righteousness, and honor.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,And he who sires a wise child will have joy in him.
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;Do not destroy his resting place;
For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. No man knows whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.
How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable],She who was full of justice!Right standing with God once lodged in her,But now murderers.
Zion will be redeemed with justiceAnd her repentant ones with righteousness.
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house (nation) of IsraelAnd the men of Judah are His delightful planting [which He loves].So He looked for justice, but in fact, [He saw] bloodshed and lawlessness;[He looked] for righteousness, but in fact, [He heard] a cry of distress and oppression.
“And it will be like the reaper gathering the standing grain,As his arm harvests the ears of grain;Yes, it will be like one gleaning ears of grainIn the [fertile] Valley of Rephaim.
In the night my soul longs for You [O Lord],Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;For [only] when Your judgments are experienced on the earthWill the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Therefore through this the wickedness [the sin, the injustice, the wrongdoing] of Jacob (Israel) will be atoned for and forgiven;And this will be the full price [that God requires] for taking away his sin:When Israel makes all the stones of the [pagan] altars like crushed chalk stones;When the Asherim and the incense altars will not stand.
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