'Upright' in the Bible
For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.
I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.