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Isaiah 26:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The way of the just is uprightness: thou, the Upright, dost make the path of the just even.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The path of a righteous man, is, even,—O Upright One! the track of a righteous man, thou makest level.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The path for the righteous [is] uprightness, O upright One, The path of the righteous Thou dost ponder.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The way of the iust [is] vprightnesse: thou most vpright, doest weigh the path of the iust.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The way of the godly is made straight: the way of the godly is also prepared.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The way 734
{0734} Prime
אֹרַח
'orach
{o'-rakh}
From H0732; a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan.
of the just 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
[is] uprightness: 4339
{4339} Prime
מֵישָׁר
meyshar
{may-shawr'}
From H3474; evenness, that is, (figuratively) prosperity or concord; also straightness, that is, (figuratively) rectitude (only in plural with singular sense; often adverbially).
thou, most upright, 3477
{3477} Prime
יָשָׁר
yashar
{yaw-shawr'}
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
dost weigh 6424
{6424} Prime
פָּלַס
palac
{paw-las'}
A primitive root; properly to roll flat, that is, prepare (a road); also to revolve, that is, weigh (mentally).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the path 4570
{4570} Prime
מַעְגָּל
ma`gal
{mah-gawl'}
From the same as H5696; a track (literally or figuratively); also a rampart (as circular).
of the just. 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 26:7

_ _ uprightness — rather, “is direct,” that is, is directed by God to a prosperous issue, however many be their afflictions in the meantime (as in the case of the Jewish exiles); the context requires this sense (Psalms 34:19; Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 11:5), [Maurer]: thus “way” means God’s dealings with the righteous (Psalms 37:23).

_ _ most upright — (Deuteronomy 32:4).

_ _ dost weigh — (1 Samuel 2:3; Proverbs 5:21). Rather, “thou dost make plain and level” [Maurer], removing all obstacles (Isaiah 40:3, Isaiah 40:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 26:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 26:7

Thou — O God, who art upright in all thy ways, and therefore a lover of uprightness, and of all upright men, dost weigh (examine) the path of the just, the course of his actions, and, which is implied, dost approve of them, and therefore direct them to an happy issue.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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. ... My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I live.
Psalms 18:23-26 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. ... With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Proverbs 20:7 The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

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. ... The bows of the mighty men [are] broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
Job 31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
*marg.
Psalms 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalms 11:4 The LORD [is] in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne [is] in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
Psalms 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Zephaniah 3:5 The just LORD [is] in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
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1S 2:2. 1Ch 29:17. Jb 27:5; 31:6. Ps 1:6; 11:4, 7; 18:23. Pv 20:7. Is 35:8. Zp 3:5. 1Co 4:5. 2Co 1:12. Ep 2:10. 1Jn 3:7, 10.

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