Bible verses about "walking upright" | ACV

Genesis 1:1-31

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good. And God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and he called the gathering together of the waters Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, [and] fruit trees bearing fruit according to their kind (in which is the seed of them) upon the earth. And it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit in which is the seed of it, according to their kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, also the stars. 17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created the great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth according to their kind. And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image--after our likeness--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upo 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you it shall be for food, 30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creeps upon the earth in which there is life, for food--every green herb. And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Proverbs 28:6

6 Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.

Matthew 18:1-35

1 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens? 2 And having called in a child, Jesus set it in the midst of them. 3 And he said, Truly I say to you, if ye are not turned, and become as children, ye will, no, not enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 4 He therefore who will make himself lowly as this child, this man is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens. 5 And whoever will receive one such child in my name receives me. 6 But whoever may cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it is advantageous for him that a donkey-powered millstone were hanged on his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks. For it is necessary that the stumbling-blocks come, yet woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block comes. 8 And if thy hand or thy foot causes thee to stumble, cut them off and cast from thee. It is good for thee to enter into life crippled or maimed, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. 9 And if thine eye causes thee to stumble, remove it and cast it from thee. It is good for thee to enter into life one-eyed, than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire. 10 See that ye not disparage one of these little ones, for I say to you, that in the heavens their agents do always behold the face of my Father in the heavens. 11 For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. 12 What does it seem to you? If it happens a hundred sheep are with some man, and one of them went astray, after going (having left the ninety-nine on the mountains), does he not seek the one going astray? 13 And if he happens to find it, truly I say to you, that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray. 14 So, it is not a purpose before your Father in the heavens, that one of these little ones should perish. 15 But if thy brother should sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone. If he should hear thee, thou have gained thy brother. 16 But if he should not hear, take with thee one or two besides, so that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector. 18 Truly I say to you, however many things ye may bind on the earth will be things that are bound in heaven, and however many things ye may loose on the earth will be things that that are loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you truly, that if two of you should agree on the earth concerning every matter, whatever they might ask, it will happen for them from my Father in the heavens. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then Peter having come to him, he said, Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times? 22 Jesus says to him, I say to thee, not until seven times, but until seventy times seven. 23 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man, a king, who wanted to settle account with his bondmen. 24 And when he began to settle, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 But of him not having to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all things, as many as he had, and payment to be made. 26 The bondman therefore having fallen down, worshiped him, saying, Lord, be patient toward me and I will pay thee all. 27 And having felt compassion, the lord of that bondman released him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But after going out, that bondman found one of his fellow bondmen who owed him a hundred denarii. And having grabbed him, he choked him, saying, Pay me if thou owe anything. 29 So his fellow bondman having fallen down at his feet, besought him, saying, Be patience toward me, and I will pay thee. 30 But he would not, instead, having left him, he cast him into prison until he would pay that which was owed. 31 And when his fellow bondmen saw the things that happened, they were extremely sorry. And after coming, they reported to their lord all the things that happened. 32 Then his lord having summoned him, he says to him, Thou evil bondman, I forgave thee all that debt because thou besought me. 33 Was it not necessary for thee also to be merciful to thy fellow bondman, as I also was merciful to thee? 34 And having become angry, his lord delivered him to the tormentors until he would pay all that was due to him. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to you, if ye do not forgive each man his brother, from your hearts, their trespasses.

Romans 10:10

10 For a man believes in the heart for righteousness, and he confesses with the mouth for salvation.

Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Therefore watch carefully how ye walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Proverbs 2:7

7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright, a shield to those who walk in integrity,

1 Corinthians 11:1-34

1 Become ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brothers, that ye remember me in all things and keep the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying having something upon his head dishonors his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is one and the same thing as the woman who has been shaven. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also shear herself. But if it is an ugly thing for a woman to shear herself or be shaven, she should be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, being an image and glory of God, but woman is a glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 For also man was not created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 Because of this the woman ought to have authority over her head, because of the heavenly agents. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in Lord. 12 For just as the woman is from the man, so also the man is through the woman. But all things are from God. 13 Judge ye among yourselves, is it proper for a woman to pray to God uncovered? 14 Or does not nature itself teach you that if a man actually wears long hair it is a disgrace to him? 15 But if a woman wears long hair, it is a glory to her, because her hair has been given for a cloak. 16 But if any man appears to be a lover of strife, we have no such custom, nor the congregations of God. 17 Now in this that is commanded, I do not praise you, because ye do not assemble for the better but for the worse. 18 For indeed first, when ye come together in a congregation, I hear divisions are present among you, and I partly believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, so that the genuine may become apparent among you. 20 When therefore ye come together in the same place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For each man proceeds to eat his own meal, and one is hungry and another is drunken. 22 For have ye no houses to eat and to drink in? Or do ye disparage the church of God, and humiliate those not having? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread, 24 and having expressed thanks, he broke in pieces, and said, Take ye, eat, this is my body broken for you. This do ye for my memorial. 25 Likewise also the cup after the supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood. This do, as often as ye drink it, for my memorial. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27 Therefore whoever may eat this bread or drink the cup of the Lord unworthily of the Lord, will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and let him so eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks condemnation to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 30 Because of this many are weak and sickly among you, and a considerable sleep. 31 But if we were discerning ourselves we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by Lord, we are chastened so that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Therefore, my brothers, when ye come together to eat, await each other. 34 And if any man is hungry, let him eat at home so that ye may not come together for condemnation. And the rest I will set in order as soon as I come.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40

1 Pursue love, and be zealous for the spiritual things, but more that ye may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men, but to God, for no man hears, but in spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks to men edification and encouragement and comfort. 4 He who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the congregation. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but more that ye may prophesy. For greater is he who prophesies than he who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the congregation may receive edification. 6 But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I benefit you, unless I would speak to you either in a revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in doctrine? 7 Likewise lifeless things that give a sound, whether flute or harp, if they give no distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is being piped or harped? 8 For also if a trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 9 So also ye, unless ye give understandable speech by the tongue, how will that which is spoken be known? For ye will be talking into the air. 10 Since there are perhaps, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without significance. 11 If therefore I know not the force of the voice, I will be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. 12 So also ye, since ye are zealots of spirits, seek so that ye may excel for the edification of the church. 13 Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue my spirit prays, but my intellect is unfruitful. 15 What is it therefore? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the intellect also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the intellect also. 16 Otherwise if thou would bless with the spirit, how will the man who fills the place of the unlearned, say the Truly at thy thanksgiving, since he knows not what thou say? 17 For thou indeed express thanks well, but the other man is not edified. 18 I thank my God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 Yet in an assembly I would rather speak five words with my intellect, so that I might also make others understand, than countless words in a tongue. 20 Brothers, become not children in your thoughts. Instead be childlike in wickedness, but in your thoughts become mature. 21 In the law it is written, In other tongues and in other lips I will speak to this people, and not even so will they hear me, says Lord. 22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving. But prophesying is not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe. 23 If therefore the whole congregation comes together in the same place, and all speak in tongues, and unlearned or unbelieving men come in, will they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and some unbelieving or unlearned man comes in, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all. 25 And so the secrets of his heart are made manifest. And so having fallen down on his face he will worship God, declaring that God is really among you. 26 What is it therefore, brothers? When ye come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If any man speaks in a tongue, be according to two, or at the most three, and in succession. And let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silence in an assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 And let two or three prophets speak, and let the other men pass judgment. 30 But if it should be revealed to another man who is seated, let the first be silent. 31 For ye can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn, and all may be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets, 33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. 34 As in all the churches of the sanctified, let the women keep silent in the churches. For it is not permitted for them to speak, but to be subordinate, as the law also says. 35 And if they want to learn anything, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is an ugly thing for women to speak in an assembly. 36 Or did the word of God come forth from you? Or did it come to you only? 37 If any man presumes to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge what I write to you, that they are commandments of Lord. 38 But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Therefore brothers, be zealous for prophesying, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 John 1:7

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from every sin.

Job 1:1-22

1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was perfect and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil. 2 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household, so that this man was the greatest of all the sons of the east. 4 And his sons went and held a feast in the house of each one upon his day, and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were completed, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt-offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my so 6 Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before LORD, that Satan also came among them. 7 And LORD said to Satan, From where do thou come? Then Satan answered LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it. 8 And LORD said to Satan, Have thou considered my servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. 9 Then Satan answered LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have thou not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has, on every side? Thou have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce thee to thy face. 12 And LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in thy power, only upon himself do not put forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of LORD. 13 And it fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house, 14 that there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away. Yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword, and only I alone have escaped to tell thee. 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God fell from heaven, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them, and only I alone have escaped to tell thee. 17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have taken them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword, and only I alone have escaped 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house. 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead, and only I alone have escaped to tell thee. 20 Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped. 21 And he said, Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked I shall return there. LORD gave, and LORD has taken away, blessed be the name of LORD. 22 In all this Job did not sin, nor foolishly accuse God.

Psalms 119:1-176

1 Blessed are those who are perfect in the way, who walk in the law of LORD. 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart. 3 Yea, they do no unrighteousness. They walk in his ways. 4 Thou have commanded thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently. 5 O that my ways were established to observe thy statutes! 6 Then I shall not be put to shame when I have respect for all thy commandments. 7 I will give thanks to thee with uprightness of heart when I learn thy righteous judgments. 8 I will observe thy statutes. O forsake me not utterly. 9 With what shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought thee. O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 I have laid thy word up in my heart that I might not sin against thee. 12 Blessed are thou, O LORD. Teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips I have declared all the ordinances of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect for thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes. I will not forget thy word. 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant that I may live, so I will observe thy word. 18 Open thou my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 19 I am a sojourner in the earth. Hide not thy commandments from me. 20 My soul breaks for the longing that it has to thine ordinances at all times. 21 Thou have rebuked the proud, who are cursed, who wander from thy commandments. 22 Take away from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept thy testimonies. 23 Rulers also sat and talked against me, [but] thy servant meditated on thy statutes. 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight [and] my counselors. 25 My soul clings to the dust. Enliven thou me according to thy word. 26 I declared my ways, and thou answered me. Teach me thy statutes. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, so I shall meditate on thy wondrous works. 28 My soul melts for heaviness. Strengthen thou me according to thy word. 29 Remove from me the way of falsehood, and grant me thy law graciously. 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness. I have set thine ordinances. 31 I cling to thy testimonies. O LORD, put me not to shame. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shall enlarge my heart. 33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law, yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and enliven me in thy ways. 38 Confirm to thy servant thy word, which [is] for the fear of thee. 39 Turn away my reproach of which I am afraid, for thine ordinances are good. 40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts. Enliven me in thy righteousness. 41 Let thy loving kindnesses also come to me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 42 So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in thy word. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I have hoped in thine ordinances. 44 So shall I observe thy law continually forever and ever. 45 And I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts. 46 I also will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame. 47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 48 I will also lift up my hands to thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate on thy statutes. 49 Remember the word to thy servant, because thou have made me to hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word has revived me. 51 The proud have had me greatly in derision, [yet] I have not swerved from thy law. 52 I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O LORD, and have comforted myself. 53 Hot indignation has taken hold upon me because of the wicked who forsake thy law. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have observed thy law. 56 This I have had because I have kept thy precepts. 57 LORD is my portion; I have said that I would observe thy words. 58 I entreated thy favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to thy word. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not, to observe thy commandments. 61 The cords of the wicked have wrapped me around, [but] I have not forgotten thy law. 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to thee because of thy righteous ordinances. 63 I am a companion of all those who fear thee, and of those who observe thy precepts. 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy loving kindness. Teach me thy statutes. 65 Thou have dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according to thy word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed in thy commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I observe thy word. 68 Thou are good, and do good. Teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me. With my whole heart I will keep thy precepts. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in thy law. 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver. 73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding that I may learn thy commandments. 74 Those who fear thee shall see me and be glad, because I have hoped in thy word. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness thou have afflicted me. 76 Let, I pray thee, thy loving kindness be for my comfort according to thy word to thy servant. 77 Let thy tender mercies come to me that I may live, for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on thy precepts. 79 Let those who fear thee turn to me, and they shall know thy testimonies. 80 Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes that I be not put to shame. 81 My soul faints for thy salvation. I hope in thy word. 82 My eyes fail for thy word, while I say, When will thou comfort me? 83 For I have become like a wine-skin in the smoke. Yet I do not forget thy statutes. 84 How many are the days of thy servant? When will thou execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85 The proud have dug pits for me, who are not according to thy law. 86 All thy commandments are faithful. They persecute me wrongfully. Help thou me. 87 They had almost consumed me upon earth, but I did not forsake thy precepts. 88 Revive me according to thy loving kindness, so I shall observe the testimony of thy mouth. 89 Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 90 Thy faithfulness is to all generations. Thou have established the earth, and it abides. 91 They abide this day according to thine ordinances, for all things are thy servants. 92 Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget thy precepts, for with them thou have enlivened me. 94 I am thine. Save me, for I have sought thy precepts. 95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider thy testimonies. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection. Thy commandment is exceedingly broad. 97 O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 Thy commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged because I have kept thy precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I might observe thy word. 102 I have not turned aside from thine ordinances, for thou have taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words to my taste, than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding. Therefore I hate every FALSE way. 105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and light to my path. 106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will observe thy righteous ordinances. 107 I am afflicted very much. Revive me, O LORD, according to thy word. 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thine ordinances. 109 My soul is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget thy law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from thy precepts. 111 I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes forever, even to the end. 113 I hate those who are of a double mind, but I love thy law. 114 Thou are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in thy word. 115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116 Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, and shall have respect for thy statutes continually. 118 Thou have set at nothing all those who err from thy statutes, for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments. 121 I have done justice and righteousness. Leave me not to my oppressors. 122 Be surety for thy servant for good. Let not the proud oppress me. 123 My eyes fail for thy salvation, and for thy righteous word. 124 Deal with thy servant according to thy loving kindness, and teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant. Give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126 It is time for LORD to work. They have made void thy law. 127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem all precepts concerning all [things] to be right. I hate every FALSE way. 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The opening of thy words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131 I opened wide my mouth, and panted, for I longed for thy commandments. 132 Turn thee to me, and have mercy upon me, as thou used to do to those who love thy name. 133 Establish my footsteps in thy word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe thy precepts. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. 136 Streams of water run down my eyes, because they do not observe thy law. 137 Thou are righteous, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thou have commanded thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness. 139 My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten thy words. 140 Thy word is very pure, therefore thy servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised. I do not forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me. Thy commandments are my delight. 144 Thy testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, and I shall live. 145 I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, O LORD. I will keep thy statutes. 146 I have called to thee. Save me, and I shall observe thy testimonies. 147 I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried. I hoped in thy words. 148 My eyes anticipated the night-watches that I might meditate on thy word. 149 Hear my voice according to thy loving kindness. Enliven me, O LORD, according to thine ordinances. 150 They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from thy law. 151 Thou are near, O LORD, and all thy commandments are truth. 152 Of old I have known from thy testimonies that thou have founded them forever. 153 Consider my affliction, and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 154 Plead thou my cause, and redeem me. Enliven me according to thy word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they seek not thy statutes. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD. Enliven me according to thine ordinances. 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I have not swerved from thy testimonies. 158 I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved because they do not observe thy word. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts. Enliven me, O LORD, according to thy loving kindness. 160 The sum of thy word is truth, and every one of thy righteous ordinances [is] forever. 161 Rulers have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words. 162 I rejoice at thy word, as he who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood. I love thy law. 164 Seven times a day I praise thee because of thy righteous ordinances. 165 Great peace have those who love thy law, and they have no occasion of stumbling. 166 I have hoped for thy salvation, O LORD, and have done thy commandments. 167 My soul has observed thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. 168 I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD. Give me understanding according to thy word. 170 Let my supplication come before thee. Deliver me according to thy word. 171 Let my lips utter praise, for thou teach me thy statutes. 172 Let my tongue sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173 Let thy hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD, and thy law is my delight. 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee. And let thine ordinances help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

1 Kings 3:6

6 And Solomon said, Thou have shown to thy servant David my father great loving kindness, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee. And thou have kept for him this great

Job 33:3

3 My words [shall utter] the uprightness of my heart, and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

Isaiah 33:15

15 He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Be diligent to present thyself approved to God, an irreproachable workman, correctly traversing the word of truth.

Isaiah 57:2

2 He enters into peace. They rest in their beds, each one who walks in his uprightness.

2 Timothy 3:1-17

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, impious, 3 devoid of natural affection, irreconcilable, slanderous, without self-control, savage, no lovers of good, 4 traitors, reckless, beclouded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, 5 having a form of piety, but repudiating the power of it. Now turn away from these men, 6 for from these are those who creep into houses, and take captive petty women laden with sins, being led away by various impulses, 7 ever learning and never able to come to knowledge of truth. 8 And by which way Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also do these oppose the truth. Men corrupted in mind, worthless about the faith. 9 But they will not advance in much more, for their folly will be evident to all men, as also that of those men came to be. 10 But thou have closely followed my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. I endured such persecutions, and the Lord rescued me out of them all. 12 And also all those who want to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will go forward to worse, leading astray and being led astray. 14 But continue thou in what thou learned and were convinced of, knowing from whom thou learned them. 15 And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for instruction, for reproof, for correction, for discipline in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be qualified, having been completed for every good work.

Psalms 15:2

2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart,

Psalms 84:11

11 For LORD God is a sun and a shield. LORD will give grace and glory. He will withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly.

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