'Upright' in the Bible
There we were, binding sheaves of grain in the middle of the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose up and stood upright and your sheaves surrounded my sheaf and bowed down to it!"
Judah recognized them and said, "She is more upright than I am, because I wouldn't give her to Shelah my son." He did not have sexual relations with her again.
By the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing water stood upright like a heap, and the deep waters were solidified in the heart of the sea.
I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from being their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and caused you to walk 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 the end of my life be like theirs."
As for the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. He is a reliable God who is never unjust, he is fair and upright.
The sun stood still and the moon stood motionless while the nation took vengeance on its enemies. The event is recorded in the Scroll of the Upright One. The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day.
As far as I am concerned, far be it from me to sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you! I will instruct you in the way that is good and upright.
May the Lord punish him for the blood he shed; behind my father David's back he struck down and murdered with the sword two men who were more innocent and morally upright than he -- Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army.
The combined wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood upright, facing inward.
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And that man was pure and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.
So the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil."
Then the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, so that you stirred me up to destroy him without reason."
Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed?
if you become pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself for you, and will restore your righteous abode.
Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent man is troubled with the godless.
There an upright person could present his case before him, and I would be delivered forever from my judge.
The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.
For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright.
Certainly the Lord is just; he rewards godly deeds; the upright will experience his favor.
Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!
You godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord! It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise.
Extend your loyal love to your faithful followers, and vindicate the morally upright!
The godly will rejoice in the Lord and take shelter in him. All the morally upright will boast.
For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be vindicated.
The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, to the morally upright!
Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name; the morally upright will live in your presence.
He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity,
who leave the upright paths to walk on the dark ways,
For the upright will reside in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,
for one who goes astray is an abomination to the Lord, but he reveals his intimate counsel to the upright.
I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.
All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge.
The way of the Lord is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them.
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the faithless will be captured by their own desires.
A city is exalted by the blessing provided from the upright, but it is destroyed by the counsel of the wicked.
The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.
Fools mock at reparation, but among the upright there is favor.
The household of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
The Lord abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.
Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.
The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.
The way of the guilty person is devious, but as for the pure, his way is upright.
The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless are taken in the place of the upright.
A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.
The one who leads the upright astray in an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
Bloodthirsty people hate someone with integrity; as for the upright, they seek his life.
An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.
What I have continually sought, I have not found; I have found only one upright man among a thousand, but I have not found one upright woman among all of them.
This alone have I discovered: God made humankind upright, but they have sought many evil schemes.
You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, 'As surely as the Lord lives!' If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting."
But upright men will punish them appropriately for their adultery and bloodshed, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
As he spoke with me, I fell into a trance with my face to the ground. But he touched me and stood me upright.
Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.
he said with a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And the man leaped up and began walking.
Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled.
It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,