If this verse is referring to how Solomon felt about his decision to have so many women in his harem, then he found the results to be more bitter than death, used words like stupid, madness, and folly to characterize his choice, and acknowledged that these women  became snares, traps, and chains. (Let me be measured in upright scales, and let God see my righteousness:). Hopefully your reading of my posts will do the same for you. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. So, either we’ve got the author wrong on one of these books or these are ways to reconcile that they were all written by Solomon…which I think is most probable. For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God]." Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The combined wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. Honesty; integrity in principle or practice; conformity to rectitude and justice in social dealings. 8 The upright man is taken out of trouble, and in his place comes the sinner. But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging? 1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. After Yang Zhen was made a provincial governor, one of his earlier patrons, Wang Mi, paid him an unexpected visit. 9 With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. But I don’t admire him at all. The same could not be said to be true regarding the thousand women he gathered into his harem. Where have the upright been destroyed? The God of Israel said, the word of the Rock of Israel came to me: When an upright king is ruling over men, when he is ruling in the fear of God. After 62+ years with one special lady, that is my best assessment of your question. The truly upright man is inflexible in his uprightness 2-6), oppressions and injustices that can cause us to throw away wisdom (vv.7-12), the sovereignty of God which at times brings adversity our way (vv.13-19), your sinfulness and the sinfulness of others (vv.20-22), and relational compromise/corruption -with a little emphasis on sexual.(vv.23-29). He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord has helped us to this point.”. Thanks! A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he. Is not your fear of God your support, and your upright way of life your hope? Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.” New American Standard Bible Behold, I have found only this, that God made people upright, but they have sought out many schemes.” NASB 1995 On the surface it appears that Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, … He also advised this is Proverbs 5:18-19: May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. Neither Solomon nor his father David should be much admired by Christians. Learn how your comment data is processed. that is all. 1 There was a man in the land of a Uz whose name was b Job, and that man was c blameless and upright, one who d feared God and e turned away from evil. My words come from my upright heart,and my lips speak with sincerity what they know. How about Matthew 19:30 applied to Solomon by Jesus‘ own words. God continue to bless you. I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 18 For if the upright man is God's son, God will help him and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. Solomon’s background is not meant for us to disqualify his teachings of wisdom. But that’s why I’ve titled my blog, “As I see it today,” as others may differ in their understanding of this and the other passages I’ve commented on. How much more, when evil men have put an upright person to death, in his house, sleeping on his bed, will I take payment from you for his blood, and have you cut off from the earth? Warning to Christians: We may be here for the duration! Take no rewards in a cause: for rewards make blind those who have eyes to see, and make the decisions of the upright false. Perpendicular erection. For though I were righteous, I could not answer.I must appeal for mercy to my Opponent and Judge. “Upright man,” Ovid verses, “made in image of commanding Gods,” alone has rectitude to gaze at heaven: “On earth the brute creation bends its gaze, but man was given a lofty countenance” and “commanded to behold the skies” so he “with an upright face may view the stars.” As with the Psalms, so also here moral … For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. That, if I was an evil-doer, the curse would come on me; and if I was upright, my head would not be lifted up, being full of shame and overcome with trouble. 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. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org, NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. ( Log Out /  What then does upright mean in this context? Job 1 Revised Standard Version (RSV) Job and His Family. – Proverbs 22:6, One upright man among a thousand, but no upright woman. 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. 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. If by chance there are five less than fifty upright men, will you give up all the town to destruction because of these five? I’ve found by experience that my understanding of this passage in Ecclesiastes is consistent with Scripture’s high view of women in general . When Judah recognized them, he admitted, "She is more upright than I, because I never did give her my son Shelah." Chapter 7 begins with the wisdom of a “good name” being better than precious ointment. Well written. The Bible speaks of the one “ whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart” (Psa. 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? He had everything and then some. 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil. Did he not say to me himself, She is my sister? These are the generations of Noah. and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. Following a description of Job’s riches and his children, the text mentions the feasts held by … Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not. – Matthew 24:42-44, Jesus’ return will be visible to everyone – Matthew 24:1-30 and Luke 21:5-28, When Jesus returns, it won’t be Christians who are “taken away” – Matthew 24:36-41, Three things that must happen before Jesus returns – Matthew 23:37-39; Matthew 24:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:3, The Church may not be the Bride of Christ – Revelation 19:6-9, The Mark of the Beast may be a concern only for Christians – Revelation 13:11-17, Train up a child according to his way – But whose way is “his” way? I don’t think he was saying, “I found one upright man, me, among a thousand men,” however. – Matthew 13:24-40, Could the parable of the thief coming in the night be a warning to Christians? Amplified Bible The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes [and could not be persuaded otherwise by them]. Give ear to the women laughing by the water-springs; there they will give again the story of the upright acts of the Lord, all the upright acts of his arm in Israel. Thanks for your comments. 30 The upright man will never be moved, but evil-doers will not have a safe resting-place in the land. Very few are depicted the way you’ve described them. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 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. Thank you for explaining this to me. I can see that he is very wise in many of his statements . My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. I’m just offering my opinion about what Solomon might have been referring to, not saying that it has to be understood this way. 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. And God said to him in the dream, I see that you have done this with an upright heart, and I have kept you from sinning against me: for this reason I did not let you come near her. So, in the context, if I have a correct breakdown, Solomon is describing the pitfalls of living an honorable life which brings a good reputation. And he never had sex with her again. 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. 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 … Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? 20 Let us condemn him to a shameful death since God will rescue him -- or so he claims.' Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous [those in right standing with You];For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. 29 The way of the Lord is a strong tower for the upright man, but destruction to the workers of evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove? But because of his decision to have so many wives, he lost his upward focus and his heart turned to other gods. If by chance there are fifty upright men in the town, will you give the place to destruction and not have mercy on it because of the fifty upright men? How then is it possible for man to be upright before God? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. May a man be upright before God? If Solomon is referring to himself in this verse, what he’s noting is that his life was characterized at one time by an upward or upright focus but that eventually he quit relying on God’s advice and instead followed his own schemes, a decision he came to regret. 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. Abraham approached [the Lord] and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous (those who do right) with the wicked (those who do evil)? And Solomon said, Great was your mercy to David my father, as his life before you was true and upright and his heart was true to you; and you have kept for him this greatest mercy, a son to take his place this day. She could be the “one that got away”. When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord came to him, and said, I am God, Ruler of all; go in my ways and be upright in all things. – Ecclesiastes 7:28. And he said, I will not give it to destruction if there are forty-five. Joseph was an obedient servant of God (Matthew 1:24-25) The first thing to note is that Solomon seems to have had at least one woman in his life who he deeply loved and respected. You are not to be moved in your judging by a man's position, you are not to take rewards; for rewards make the eyes of the wise man blind, and the decisions of the upright false. 3 He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man … Really? I think he was saying, “I found one upright man, me, among a thousand women.” If this is so, then the women he was referring to were most likely the thousand he’d gathered into his harem. Erect perpendicular to the plane of the horizon as an upright tree an upright post. Let me know what you discover in your journey of understanding. Your understanding of the passage stands in sharp contrast with what Solomon said in the “Song of Solomon” regarding a woman he deeply loved and respected. Table of Contents. Really? Solomon may have been an upright man at one point in his life. New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For he took away the altars of strange gods and the high places, and had the upright stones broken and the wood pillars cut down; Take notice, please, that Amariah the Chief Priest is presiding over all cases that pertain to the LORD, Ishmael's son Zebadiah is presiding as ruler of the household of Judah with respect to all cases that pertain to the national government, and the descendants of Levi will preside over your other civil cases. 4 When because of him the earth was drowned, it was Wisdom again who saved it, piloting the upright man on valueless timber.. 5 Again, when, concurring in wickedness, the nations had been thrown into confusion, she singled out the upright man, preserved him blameless before God and fortified him against pity for his child.. 6 She it was who, while the godless perished, saved the upright man … and how may the son of woman be upright? They are not Sunday School classes. I thought your applications were great and loved that you thought to reconcile ecc 7:28 with song of songs and proverbs. '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. “While I was still searching but not finding — I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them (Ecclesiastes 7:28, NIV).”. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; KJV. 2nd Chronicles 29:34. Also, song of Solomon could be speaking of abishag I have heard people say. I would disagree that Solomon is talking about himself. He eventually had a harem that totaled one thousand. In the words there are three parts: 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. The three accounts of the return of Jesus in the Book of Revelation. —22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good … ( Log Out /  What is man, that he may be clean? I think whoever she is, she does not have to be included in the 1000. What the writer of the above comment was saying is that something was bothering him about this passage but that he was able to make sense of it once he read my post. 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? – Matthew 24:42-44, Three things that must happen before Jesus returns: Matthew 23:37-39; Matthew 24:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:3. They are urging men and women who are married to be satisfied with the spouse they have and to quit looking elsewhere for fulfillment in this area of their lives. Psalms 37:37 - Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity. Not for your righteousness or because your hearts are upright are you going in to take their land; but because of the evil-doing of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and to give effect to his oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I’ve even heard a number of sermons over the years that were consistent with this understanding of the passage;  that men are somehow more upright than women, perhaps because it was Eve who was first tempted by Satan in the Garden of Eden. For Job has said, I am upright, and it is God who has taken away my right; How may a hater of right be a ruler? Is the premise of the “Before the Wrath” DVD biblical? The Septuagint translates the terms related to upright as arestos [ ajrestov"] (pleasing), dikaios [ divkaio"] (just), euthus [ … One upright man among a thousand, but no upright woman. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. The problem that Solomon may have had with regards to women is that he was not satisfied with having just one in his life. and will you say that the upright Ruler of all is evil? 1 Kings 11:4 notes the influence that Solomon’s thousand wives had on his own spiritual focus: As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 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. or what does he take from your hand? For all who do such things, and all whose ways are not upright, are disgusting to the Lord your God. Both have the same message. Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right? 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. 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?'. up and right. 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. What the Bible says about "upright": ... With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. – 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? He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. Noah was an upright man and without sin in his generation: he went in the ways of God. 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. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. His eyes are ever on the upright, and he gives to the crushed their right; “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous [those in right standing with Him];But with kings upon the throneHe has seated them forever, and they are exalted. As they talked over old times, Wang Mi brought out a large gold cup and presented it to Yang Zhen. What is apparent is that Solomon had a very high opinion this woman and was totally enamored by her beauty and her charms. I think he would have stopped at one. Your believe is wrong. 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. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. 7 At the death of an upright man his hope does not come to an end, but the hope of the evil-doer comes to destruction. “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his ways,And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. The focus of Proverbs 5:18-19 is what to do if you are attracted to the charms of a person other than your own spouse. They stood upright, facing inward. I believe he was a spoiled brat. Although we don’t know who this woman was, she could have been the daughter of Pharaoh (1 Kings 3:1). He certainly did not consider the woman he was writing about in that book to be amoral or of questionable character. Don’t put words in Shlomo’s mouth. Thank you very much. Job’s Character and Wealth. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man … Some Christians have a habit of framing religious scriptures out of their boundaries so as to exclude themselves or others into being seen as the subject matter the scripture was intended for. “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? On the surface it appears that Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, was comparing men with women and that though he could find at least one upright or righteous man among a thousand men, he could not find even one upright woman among that same number of women. “Perturbed” means “unsettled.” Sometimes we read God’s Word and find what we read unsettling; sometimes we find it confusing; sometimes it doesn’t make sense; sometimes we don’t understand it. Noah was an upright man and without sin in his generation: he went in the ways of God. Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. Of course I could be wrong about this. If you are upright, what do you give to him? Sounds reasonable to me that making the best of what you already have to work with is the better choice. 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. UPRIGHTNESS, noun. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. CHAPTER 1. The Lord puts the upright and the sinner to the test, but he has hate in his soul for the lover of violent acts. I think that’s a bit contradictory. I don’t believe I’m putting words into Solomon’s mouth. 100 Bible Verses about Man. Bible Concordance: "upright" Word "upright" found in 64 verse(s), 34 chapter(s) and 16 book(s). Dozens of women in the Bible are praised for their devotion, integrity and their commitment to God as well as to their husbands. pertubed as if God’s word was supposed to agree with your thoughts on what it should be in our world…..so you were mad at GOD cause you did not like his word. – Matthew 13:24-40. I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. Solomon continues this chapter it seems to comment on the betterness of living your life for a good reputation(good in more of the objective than subjective of course), and the difficulties we find to living that honorable life which gives us that good reputation. It also passes the test of what works in the real world for the most part and what doesn’t. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible. UPRIGHT, a. upri'te or up'rite. Can that really be? Then an upright man could reason with Him,and I would escape from my Judge forever. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You. Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah. The upright man also has the courage to speak the truth, even in his inmost being. You are to make judges and overseers in all your towns which the Lord your God gives you, for every tribe: and they are to be upright men, judging the people in righteousness. It’s also apparent when noting Solomon’s advice to others regarding this that he wished he’d stopped with one. I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright. I believe my understanding of this passage is consistent with his background and that it’s this that provides the context for what he wrote. Or what great nation has statutes and judgments so righteous (upright, just) as this whole law which I am placing before you today? 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. Was pretty pertubed by this verse and was quite grateful to find a cogent and accessible explanation! The difficulties are foolishness/surface level living (vv. And because of the death of those who had done no wrong, for he made Jerusalem full of the blood of the upright; and the Lord had no forgiveness for it. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done. Upright (392 Occurrences) Matthew 1:19 And Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and not desiring to make her a public example, had a mind to put her away privately. The upright saw it and were glad: and those who had done no wrong made sport of them. Joseph was an upright man (Matthew 1:18-19) 2. Better have God's approbation, than the world's acclamation. ( Log Out /  Then the chiefs of Israel and the king made themselves low and said, The Lord is upright. Solomon was an upright man in the sense that he looked upwards to God for wisdom and guidance, at least early in his life. 15:2). The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare. Of course it is God‘s judgment ultimately, but the clues God has given us do not favor those two prideful men. Job’s Piety. All of them worshipped other gods. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. Thank you! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. 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. So the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.”. or how may he be clean who is a son of woman? I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. upright man is one whom God thinks highly of. 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