'Upright' in the Bible
“Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
“Who can count the dust of Jacob,Or number the fourth part of Israel?Let me die the death of the upright,And let my end be like his!”
“The Rock! His work is perfect,For all His ways are just;A God of faithfulness and without injustice,Righteous and upright is He.
Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the Lord lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army are pleasing in my sight; for I have not found evil in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, you are not pleasing in the sight of the lords.
Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in all that pertains to the Lord, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in all that pertains to the king. Also the Levites shall be officers before you. Act resolutely, and the Lord be with the upright.”
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.
The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”
The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”
“Remember now, who ever perished being innocent?Or where were the upright destroyed?
If you are pure and upright,Surely now He would rouse Himself for youAnd restore your righteous estate.
“The upright will be appalled at this,And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
“There the upright would reason with Him;And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
My shield is with God,Who saves the upright in heart.
For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,They make ready their arrow upon the stringTo shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness;The upright will behold His face.
They have bowed down and fallen,But we have risen and stood upright.
Good and upright is the Lord;Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;Praise is becoming to the upright.
For the word of the Lord is upright,And all His work is done in faithfulness.
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bowTo cast down the afflicted and the needy,To slay those who are upright in conduct.
Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright;For the man of peace will have a posterity.
As sheep they are appointed for Sheol;Death shall be their shepherd;And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,And their form shall be for Sheol to consumeSo that they have no habitation.
The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him;And all the upright in heart will glory.
To declare that the Lord is upright;He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
For judgment will again be righteous,And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Light is sown like seed for the righteousAnd gladness for the upright in heart.
The upright see it and are glad;But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
Praise the Lord!I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
His descendants will be mighty on earth;The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Light arises in the darkness for the upright;He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Tsadhe.Righteous are You, O Lord,And upright are Your judgments.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are goodAnd to those who are upright in their hearts.
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name;The upright will dwell in Your presence.
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
For the upright will live in the landAnd the blameless will remain in it;
For the devious are an abomination to the Lord;But He is intimate with the upright.
I have directed you in the way of wisdom;I have led you in upright paths.
The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright,But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
The integrity of the upright will guide them,But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
Fools mock at sin,But among the upright there is good will.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed,But the tent of the upright will flourish.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns,But the path of the upright is a highway.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;He who watches his way preserves his life.
The way of a guilty man is crooked,But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
A wicked man displays a bold face,But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil wayWill himself fall into his own pit,But the blameless will inherit good.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless,But the upright are concerned for his life.
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous,And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”
The way of the righteous is smooth;O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
“I have not spoken in secret,In some dark land;I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,‘Seek Me in a waste place’;I, the Lord, speak righteousness,Declaring things that are upright.
He enters into peace;They rest in their beds,Each one who walked in his upright way.
Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright.
He said to me, “O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
The godly person has perished from the land,And there is no upright person among men.All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;Each of them hunts the other with a net.
The best of them is like a briar,The most upright like a thorn hedge.The day when you post your watchmen,Your punishment will come.Then their confusion will occur.
With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.