'Upright' in the Bible
When Judah recognized them, he admitted, "She is more upright than I, because I never did give her my son Shelah." And he never had sex with her again.
Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you will no longer be their slaves, since I've broken their oppressive yoke upon you to make you walk upright."
Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.
"Now as for you, if you commune with me like your father did, with an upright heart of integrity and doing everything that I've commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances,
Take notice, please, that Amariah the Chief Priest is presiding over all cases that pertain to the LORD, Ishmael's son Zebadiah is presiding as ruler of the household of Judah with respect to all cases that pertain to the national government, and the descendants of Levi will preside over your other civil cases. Serve courageously, and the LORD will be with the upright."
There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.
Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil."
The LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil. He remains firm in his integrity, even though you have been urging me to overwhelm him without cause."
Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?
if you are clean and upright, surely then, he'll act on your behalf and restore your rightful place.
"I'm a laughingstock to my friends, someone who called on God. But then he answered this upright and blameless man, and I have become a laughingstock.
The upright are appalled over this, and the innocent person is troubled by the godless.
In that place, the upright can reason with him; and I'll be acquitted once and for all by my judge."
God is my shield, the one who delivers the upright in heart.
Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.
Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.
I was upright before him, and I kept myself from iniquity.
To the holy, you show your gracious love, to the upright, you show yourself upright;
As for God, his way is upright; the word of God is pure; he is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
the God who clothes me with strength, and who makes my way upright;
The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.
Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.
While they bowed down and fell, we arose and stood upright.
Righteous ones, be glad in the LORD and rejoice! Shout for joy, all of you who are upright in heart!
Rejoice in the LORD, righteous ones; for the praise of the upright is beautiful.
For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his works are done in faithfulness.
Send forth your gracious love to those who know you, and your righteousness to those who are upright in heart.
Observe the blameless! Take note of the upright! Indeed, the future of that man is peace.
Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home.
The righteous rejoiced in the LORD, because they had fled to him for refuge. Let all the upright in heart exult. To the Director: A song. Lyrics by David.
They will proclaim: "The LORD is upright; my rock, in whom there is no injustice."
Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
The upright see it and rejoice, but the mouth of an evil person is shut.
Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all of my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.
His descendants will be powerful in the land, a generation of the upright who will be blessed.
A light shines in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and just.
I will praise you with an upright heart, as I learn your righteous decrees.
LORD, do good to those who are good, and to those who are upright in heart.
Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name, while the upright live in your presence. A Davidic Song
for acquiring the discipline that produces wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and upright living;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright and is a shield to those who walk in integrity
Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright every good path.
For the upright will live in the land, and people of integrity will remain in it.
Indeed, a perverse man is utterly disgusting to the LORD, but he takes the upright into his confidence.
To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are trapped by their evil desires.
The words of the wicked lead to bloodshed, but the speech of the upright delivers them.
Someone whose conduct is upright fears the LORD, but whoever is devious in his ways despises him.
Fools make fun of guilt, but among the upright there are good intentions.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The lifestyle of the lazy is like a thorny hedge, but the path taken by the upright is an open highway.
Kings take pleasure in righteous speech; they treasure a person who speaks what is upright.
The road of the upright circumvents evil, and whoever watches how he lives preserves his life.
The conduct of a guilty man is perverse, but the behavior of the pure is upright.
The wicked are ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
The wicked man puts up a bold appearance, but the upright thinks about what he is doing.
Whoever misleads the upright along an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
"The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make safe the way of justice.
"While he had been speaking with me, I had fainted on my face, but he touched me and enabled me to stand upright on my feet.
The faithful have died off, and there is not one upright human being in the land. They all stalk one another with lethal intent, a man will even hunt his own brother with a net.
The best of them is like a thorn, and their most upright like a hedge of thorns. The day announced by your watchmen and by your own calculations approaches. Now it's your time to be confused!
The men replied, "Cornelius, a centurion and an upright and God-fearing man who is respected by the whole Jewish nation, was instructed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his home to hear what you have to say."
Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.