Isaiah 26:7
New International Version
The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.

New Living Translation
But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them.

English Standard Version
The path of the righteous is level; you make level the way of the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
The path of the righteous is level; You clear a straight path for the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

King James Bible
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Christian Standard Bible
The path of the righteous is level; you clear a straight path for the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you always do right, and you make the path smooth for those who obey you.

Good News Translation
LORD, you make the path smooth for good people; the road they travel is level.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The path of the righteous is level; You clear a straight path for the righteous.

International Standard Version
"The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make safe the way of justice.

NET Bible
The way of the righteous is level, the path of the righteous that you make is straight.

New Heart English Bible
The way of the righteous is level. O Just One, you make the path of the righteous smooth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The path of the righteous is level. O Upright One, you make the road of the righteous smooth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The way of the just is straight; Thou, Most Upright, makest plain the path of the just.

New American Standard 1977
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

King James 2000 Bible
The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do smooth the path of the just.

American King James Version
The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

American Standard Version
The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The way of the godly is made straight: the way of the godly is also prepared.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in.

Darby Bible Translation
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, the Upright, dost make the path of the just even.

English Revised Version
The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art up right dost direct the path of the just.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

World English Bible
The way of the just is uprightness. You who are upright make the path of the righteous level.

Young's Literal Translation
The path for the righteous is uprightness, O upright One, The path of the righteous Thou dost ponder.
Study Bible
A Song of Trust in God's Provision
6Feet trample it down—the feet of the oppressed, the steps of the poor. 7The path of the righteous is level; You clear a straight path for the righteous. 8Yes, we wait for You, O LORD; we walk in the path of Your judgments. Your name and renown are the desire of our souls.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:4
Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.

Psalm 25:5
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.

Psalm 27:11
Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path, because of my oppressors.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Isaiah 42:16
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 52:12
For you will not leave in a hurry, and you will not have to take flight; for the LORD goes before you, and the God of Israel is your rear guard.

Isaiah 57:2
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest, lying down in death.

Jeremiah 10:23
I know, O LORD, that a man's way is not his own; no one who walks directs his own steps.

Hosea 14:9
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

Treasury of Scripture

The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

way

Isaiah 35:8
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

Job 27:5,6
God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me…

most

1 Samuel 2:2-4
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God…

Job 31:6
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.







Lexicon
The path
אֹ֥רַח (’ō·raḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

of the righteous
לַצַּדִּ֖יק (laṣ·ṣad·dîq)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

is level;
מֵֽישָׁרִ֑ים (mê·šā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude

You clear
תְּפַלֵּֽס׃ (tə·p̄al·lês)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6424: To roll flat, prepare, to revolve, weigh

a straight
צַדִּ֖יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

path
מַעְגַּ֥ל (ma‘·gal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4570: An entrenchment, track

for the righteous.
יָשָׁ֕ר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right
(7) The way of the just is uprightness.--The English version seems somewhat tautologous. Better, is straight, or is even--i.e., leads on without interruption to its appointed end. So, in the second clause, instead of "thou shalt weigh the path," which conveys a not very intelligible thought, we render, makest smooth the path. Probably, too, the word translated, "most upright," as if it were a vocative, should be taken adverbially. The verse is, as it were, an echo of Proverbs 4:26; Proverbs 5:6; Proverbs 5:21.

Verse 7. - The way of the just is uprightness; or, the path for the just is straight. It is one of the main blessings of the righteous that God "makes their way straight before their face" (Psalm 4:8), "leads them in a plain path" (Psalm 27:11), "shows them the way they are to walk in" (Psalm 143:8), so that they are for the most part free from doubt and perplexity as to the line of conduct which it behooves them to, pursue. If this is so in the present life, still more will it be the uniform condition of the just in another sphere. Then God will of a surety "direct all their paths" (Proverbs 3:6). Thou, most upright, dost weigh; literally, O upright One, thou dost weigh. The term "upright" is applied to God in Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 25:8; and Psalm 92:16. By "weighing the path of the just" is meant keeping it, as Justice keeps her scales, straight and level. 26:5-11 The way of the just is evenness, a steady course of obedience and holy conversation. And it is their happiness that God makes their way plain and easy. It is our duty, and will be our comfort, to wait for God, to keep up holy desires toward him in the darkest and most discouraging times. Our troubles must never turn us from God; and in the darkest, longest night of affliction, with our souls must we desire him; and this we must wait and pray to him for. We make nothing of our religion, whatever our profession may be, if we do not make heart-work of it. Though we come ever so early, we shall find God ready to receive us. The intention of afflictions is to teach righteousness: blessed is the man whom the Lord thus teaches. But sinners walk contrary to him. They will go on in their evil ways, because they will not consider what a God he is whose laws they persist in despising. Scorners and the secure will shortly feel, what now they will not believe, that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. They will not see the evil of sin; but they shall see. Oh that they would abandon their sins, and turn to the Lord, that he may have mercy upon them.
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