Proverbs 10:9

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
– Proverbs 10:9

Walking is often put for the course of one’s life. Uprightly refers to walking or living with integrity, an innocence of wrong doing. One who walks thus with integrity does so surely. The word indicates confidence or trust in safety. The one who walks in wisdom uprightly does not fear the accusation that is false but the one that is true (1 Peter 4:15-16).

Solomon contrasts the one who perverteth his ways. This is opposite of walking in integrity. The word indicates something twisted, bent, or crooked. It speaks of walking deceptively and not with integrity. This person doesn’t walk surely but rather shall be known, or found out. They will fall (Proverbs 28:18).

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