New International Version
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;
King James Bible
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Darby Bible Translation
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
World English Bible
He who walks blamelessly does what is right, and speaks truth in his heart;
Young's Literal Translation
He who is walking uprightly, And working righteousness, And speaking truth in his heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that walketh uprightly - הולך תמים holech tamim,
1. He walks perfectly. Who sets God before his eyes, takes his word for the rule of his conduct, considers himself a sojourner on earth, and is continually walking to the kingdom of God. He acts according to the perfections of God's law; he has respect to all its parts, and feels the weight and importance of all its injunctions.
And worketh righteousness -
2. He is not satisfied with a contemplative life; he has duties to perform. The law of righteousness has placed him in certain relations, and each of these relations has its peculiar duties. פעל צדק poel tsedek, the words here used, signify to give just weight, to render to all their dues.
1. As he is the creature of God, he has duties to perform to him. He owes God his heart: May son, give me thy heart; and should love him with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. This is giving God his due.
2. As a member of civil society, he has various duties to perform to his fellows, as they have to him. He is to love them as himself, and do unto all men as he would they should do unto him.
3. There are duties which he owes to himself. That his body may be in health, vigor, and activity, he should avoid every thing by which it might be injured, particularly all excesses in eating, drinking, sleeping, etc. That his soul may be saved, he should avoid all sin; all irregular and disorderly passions. He owes it to his soul to apply to God for that grace which produces repentance, faith, and holiness; and in order to get all these blessings, he should read, watch, pray, hear the word preached, and diligently use all the ordinances of God. He who acts not thus, defrauds both his body and soul: but the person in the text works righteousness - gives to all their due; and thus keeps a conscience void of oifence, both towards God and man.
And speaketh the truth in his heart -
3. He is a true man; in him there is no false way. He is no man of pretenses; speaking one thing, and meaning another. He professes nothing but what he feels and intends; with him there are no hollow friendships, vain compliments, nor empty professions of esteem, love, regard, or friendship. His mouth speaks nothing but what his heart dictates. His heart, his tongue, and his hand, are all in unison. Hypocrisy, guile, and deceit, have no place in his soul.
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I. May Life be fittingly divided into the Active and the Contemplative? S. Augustine, De Consensu Evangelistarum, I., iv. 8 " Tractatus, cxxiv. 5, in Joannem II. Is this division of Life into the Active and the Contemplative a sufficient one? S. Augustine, Of the Trinity, I., viii. 17 I May Life be fittingly divided into the Active and the Contemplative? S. Gregory the Great says: "There are two kinds of lives in which Almighty God instructs us by His Sacred Word--namely, the active and …
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Question Lxxxi of the virtue of Religion
Rules to be Observed in Singing of Psalms.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.
This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil--
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