'Ways' in the Bible
Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you.
You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land which you shall possess.
So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and [reverently] fear Him.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you but [reverently] to fear the Lord your God, [that is] to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being,
For if you diligently keep all this commandment which I command you to do, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave to Him -- "
If you keep all these commandments to do them, which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God and to walk always in His ways, then you shall add three other cities to these three,
You have [openly] declared the Lord this day to be your God, [pledging] to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes and His commandments and His precepts, and to hearken to His voice.
The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
The Lord will establish you as a people holy to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.
The Lord shall cause you to be struck down before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them, and you shall be tossed to and fro and be a terror among all the kingdoms of the earth.
And you shall grope at noonday as the blind grope in darkness. And you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to save you.
[If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which] I command you today, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land into which you go to possess.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you: to love the Lord your God and to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and to cling to and unite with Him and to serve Him with all your heart and soul [your very life].
His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
And said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint us a king to rule over us like all the other nations.
So listen now to their voice; only solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.
And he said, These will be the ways of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots.
David acted wisely in all his ways and succeeded, and the Lord was with him.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Keep the charge of the Lord your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may do wisely and prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,
Then hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart You know, for You and You only know the hearts of all the children of men,
That He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His precepts which He commanded our fathers.
Because they have forsaken Me and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in My ways, to do what is right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My ordinances as did David his father.
And if you will hearken to all I command you and will walk in My ways and do right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My commandments, as David My servant did, I will be with you and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.
He walked in all the ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat and in his sin, by which he made Israel sin, to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger with their idols.
He walked in all the ways or customs of Asa his father, never swerving from it, doing right in the sight of the Lord. However, the [idolatrous] high places were not taken away; for the people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places.
He did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the ways of his father [Ahab] and of his mother [Jezebel] and of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.
He served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger in all the ways his father had done.
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for [Athaliah] the daughter of Ahab was his wife. He did evil in the sight of the Lord.
He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as did the house of Ahab, for his father was son-in-law of Ahab.
But he walked in the ways of Israel's kings, yes, and made his son pass through the fire [and offered him as a sacrifice], in accord with the abominable [idolatrous] practices of the [heathen] nations whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites.
Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah through all the prophets and all the seers, saying, Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the Law which I commanded your fathers and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.
He walked in all the ways of his father; and he served the idols that his father served, and worshiped them;
He did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in all the ways of David his [forefather], and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
Then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know; for You, You only, know men's hearts,
That they may fear You and walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You gave to our fathers.
If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and upheld Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years; for they walked in the ways of David and Solomon for three years.
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, his ways and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father [David]. He did not seek the Baals
But sought and yearned with all his desire for the Lord, the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not after the ways of Israel.
His heart was cheered and his courage was high in the ways of the Lord; moreover, he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.
And he walked in the ways of Asa his father and departed not from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord.
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for he married the daughter of Ahab and did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord.
And there came a letter to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father [forefather]: Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
But have walked in the ways of Israel's kings, and made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem play the harlot like the [spiritual] harlotry of Ahab's house, and also have slain your brothers of your father's house, who were better than you,
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
So Jotham grew mighty, for he ordered his ways in the sight of the Lord his God.
Now the rest of Jotham's acts, and all his wars and his ways, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even made molten images for the Baals.
Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
He did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in the ways of David his father [forefather] and turned aside neither to the right hand nor to the left.
Is not your [reverent] fear of God your confidence and the integrity and uprightness of your ways your hope?
So are the ways of all who forget God; and the hope of the godless shall perish.
[I do it because, though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him and] behold, He will slay me; I have no hope -- "nevertheless, I will maintain and argue my ways before Him and even to His face.
Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Is it any pleasure or advantage to the Almighty that you are righteous (upright and in right standing with Him)? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?
You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.
My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.
These wrongdoers are of those who rebel against the light; they know not its ways nor stay in its paths.
God gives them security, and they rest on it; and His eyes are upon their ways.
Yet these are but [a small part of His doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice! Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power?
On my right hand rises the rabble brood; they jostle me and push away my feet, and they cast up against me their ways of destruction [like an advancing army].
Does not [God] see my ways and count all my steps?
For according to the deeds of a man God will [exactly] proportion his pay, and He will cause every man to find [recompense] according to his ways.
For [God's] eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.
He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry [before a jury] and in ways past finding out and sets others in their stead.
Because they turned aside from Him and would not consider or show regard for any of His ways,
His ways are grievous [or persist] at all times; Your judgments [Lord] are far above and on high out of his sight [so he never thinks about them]; as for all his foes, he sniffs and sneers at them.
Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent (the paths of the destroyer).
For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
I said, I will take heed and guard my ways, that I may sin not with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth as with a bridle while the wicked are before me.
Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.
But God will shatter the heads of His enemies, the hairy scalp of such a one as goes on still in his trespasses and guilty ways.
When God heard this, He was full of [holy] wrath; and He utterly rejected Israel, greatly abhorring and loathing [her ways],
Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways!
For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
Forty years long was I grieved and disgusted with that generation, and I said, It is a people that do err in their hearts, and they do not approve, acknowledge, or regard My ways.
He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
But mingled themselves with the [idolatrous] nations and learned their ways and works
Yes, they do no unrighteousness [no willful wandering from His precepts]; they walk in His ways.
Oh, that my ways were directed and established to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!
I will meditate on Your precepts and have respect to Your ways [the paths of life marked out by Your law].
I have declared my ways and opened my griefs to You, and You listened to me; teach me Your statutes.
Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity (idols and idolatry); and restore me to vigorous life and health in Your ways.
I considered my ways; I turned my feet to [obey] Your testimonies.
I have observed Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are [fully known] before You.
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways [of indifference to God], the Lord will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord and joyfully celebrate His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the Lord.
You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways.
The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.
So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such [greed for plunder] takes away the lives of its possessors.
Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,
Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths.
In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
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