With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; KJV. I would disagree that Solomon is talking about himself. and he saith to teach the sons of Judah 'The Bow;' lo, it is written on the book of the Upright: --. “Is it any pleasure or joy to the Almighty that you are righteous?Or is it of benefit to Him that you make your ways perfect? or how may he be clean who is a son of woman? Solomon’s background is not meant for us to disqualify his teachings of wisdom. For they made high places and upright stones and wood pillars on every high hill and under every green tree; Take the best and most upright of your master's sons, and make him king in his father's place, and put up a fight for your master's family. He made upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle. I believe he was a spoiled brat. After 62+ years with one special lady, that is my best assessment of your question. Job is one of a few people in Scripture who is described as blameless. Abraham approached [the Lord] and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous (those who do right) with the wicked (those who do evil)? Erect perpendicular to the plane of the horizon as an upright tree an upright post. The combined wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. For all who do such things, and all whose ways are not upright, are disgusting to the Lord your God. upright man is one whom God thinks highly of. Good food for thought. —22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good … “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his ways,And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Solomon may have been an upright man at one point in his life. “If there is an angel as a mediator for him,One out of a thousand,To explain to a man what is right for him [that is, how to be in right standing with God]. on StudyLight.org More than this, Manasseh took the lives of upright men, till Jerusalem from one end to the other was full of blood; in addition to his sin in making Judah do evil in the eyes of the Lord. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. They seek pleasure and resources. Women are inherently amoral. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. 3 He had seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred donkeys, and very many servants; so that this man … Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you with all your household, for you [alone] I have seen as righteous (doing what is right) before Me in this generation. The most popular Bible verses from Psalms 18 Found 50 Verses Psalms 18:2 Bible Rank: 2,530 ... With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright AMP. If by chance there are five less than fifty upright men, will you give up all the town to destruction because of these five? Can that really be? God continue to bless you. 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? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging? I don’t think he was saying, “I found one upright man, me, among a thousand men,” however. What is apparent is that Solomon had a very high opinion this woman and was totally enamored by her beauty and her charms. 1 Kings 11:1-6 gives some details regarding this and what happened because of it: King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women beside Pharaoh’s daughter — Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. A clue to this is may be found in the advice he gave in Ecclesiastes 9:9: Enjoy life with your wife, whom you live, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun. It also passes the test of what works in the real world for the most part and what doesn’t. Thank you for explaining this to me. 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. How then is it possible for man to be upright before God? It seems he could be saying that finding an upright (righteous in character) man (friend, trusted servant, etc) was very rare (1 in a 1000) according to his personal experience, but finding a righteous wife was something incredibly more rare in his personal experience (0 out of 1000). The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks. 19 Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his patience to the test. But I don’t admire him at all. "Now as for you, if you commune with me like your father did, with an upright heart of integrity and doing everything that I've commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances. I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. Who then was Solomon referring to then when he said, “I found one upright man among a thousand?” I believe he was referring to himself. Is the premise of the “Before the Wrath” DVD biblical? 8 The upright man is taken out of trouble, and in his place comes the sinner. Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. If then you have done what is true and upright to Jerubbaal and his family this day, may you have joy in Abimelech, and may he have joy in you; Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. Job and His Family. Perpendicular erection. – Matthew 24:42-44, Three things that must happen before Jesus returns: Matthew 23:37-39; Matthew 24:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:3. And do what is upright and good in the eyes of the Lord your God, so that it may be well for you and you may go in and take for your heritage that good land from which the Lord undertook by an oath to your fathers. 9 With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble. (BBE) Matthew 5:16 Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. So the Lord said, “If I find within the city of Sodom fifty righteous [people], then I will spare the entire place for their sake.”. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. and she herself said, He is my brother: with an upright heart and clean hands have I done this. What then does upright mean in this context? Very few are depicted the way you’ve described them. He did what was good and upright and true before the Lord his God. Amplified Bible The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? The Bible speaks of the one “ whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart” (Psa. Solomon was an upright man in the sense that he looked upwards to God for wisdom and guidance, at least early in his life. Neither Solomon nor his father David should be much admired by Christians. – Ecclesiastes 7:28, What the two or three coming together in Jesus’ name must do if they want Jesus to be with them – Matthew 18:20, Don’t Presume to be a Teacher – James 3:1, Not every prayer offered in faith may be effective; but which ones always will – James 5:15. Who are the rightful heirs of the land of Israel? 2 There were born to him f seven sons and three daughters. 'I, also, far be it from me to sin against Jehovah, by ceasing to pray for you, and I have directed you in the good and upright way; He said to David, “You are more righteous and upright [in God’s eyes] than I; for you have done good to me, but I have done evil to you. Solomon said he couldnt find one righteous woman in a thousand…he did NOT say there are no righteous women just that they are extremely rare. up and right. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out /  1. Really? But I think that in the context of Ecclesiastes that being upright has more to do with where a  person decides to look for wisdom regarding how best to live life “under the sun (Eccl. In short, Job was “blameless and upright” in that he was a man of integrity who trusted in God as his redeemer (see Job 19:25), sincerely worshiped the Lord, loved his family, and was consistent in his walk with God. UPRIGHT, a. upri'te or up'rite. That’s my understanding of this passage and its implications, at least as I see it today. 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. One of the writers of the Proverbs had high regards for women as well (Proverbs 31: 10-31). Better have God's approbation, than the world's acclamation. Keep yourselves far from any false business; never let the upright or him who has done no wrong be put to death: for I will make the evil-doer responsible for his sin. and the sun standeth still, and the moon hath stood -- till the nation taketh vengeance on its enemies; is it not written on the Book of the Upright, 'and the sun standeth in the midst of the heavens, and hath not hasted to go in -- as a perfect day?'. What is man, that he may be clean? Let me know what you discover in your journey of understanding. 1 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. Learn how your comment data is processed. For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You];You surround him with favor as with a shield. And for a fourth part of the day, upright in their places, they were reading from the book of the law of their God; and for a fourth part of the day they were requesting forgiveness and worshipping the Lord their God. The Septuagint translates the terms related to upright as arestos [ ajrestov"] (pleasing), dikaios [ divkaio"] (just), euthus [ … I don’t believe I’m putting words into Solomon’s mouth. The problem that Solomon may have had with regards to women is that he was not satisfied with having just one in his life. 100 Bible Verses about Man. NetBible, Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. 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