(abstractly), subjectively (rectitude
), objectively (justice
), morally (virtue
) or figuratively (prosperity
A primitive root; to guard
, in a good sense (to protect
, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
[him that is
; figuratively prosperity
; usually (morally) innocence
in the way:
; a road
); figuratively a course
of life or mode
of action, often adverbially.
Feminine of H7562
A primitive root; properly to wrench
, that is, (figuratively) to subvert
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
; an offence
(sometimes habitual sinfulness
), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender
_ _ A sentiment of frequent recurrence, that piety benefits and sin injures.
_ _ See here, 1. Saints secured from ruin. Those that are upright in their way, that mean honestly in all their actions, adhere conscientiously to the sacred and eternal rules of equity, and deal sincerely both with God and man, their integrity will keep them from the temptations of Satan, which shall not prevail over them, the reproaches and injuries of evil men, which shall not fasten upon them, to do them any real mischief, Psalms 25:21.
Hic murus aheneus esto, nil conscire sibi.|
Be this thy brazen bulwark of defence,
Still to preserve thy conscious innocence.
_ _ 2. Sinners secured for ruin. Those that are wicked, even their wickedness will be their overthrow at last, and they are held in the cords of it in the mean time. Are they corrected, destroyed? It is their own wickedness that corrects them, that destroys them; they alone shall bear it.
Keepeth him From that over throw which befal sinners.
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Proverbs 11:5-6 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. ... The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.
Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalms 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Psalms 26:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; [therefore] I shall not slide.
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Proverbs 21:12 The righteous [man] wisely considereth the house of the wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their] wickedness.
2 Chronicles 28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
Psalms 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
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