Upright One

The Hebrew word yashar has to do with being level or straight. In this case, God is the reference point and He alone deserves the name Upright One. God is the standard of righteousness and justice against which all others are compared and found warped. Yet, in Jesus (Yeshua‘), we are counted as upright again. Another name El Yeshurun, God of the upright one, celebrates that truth.

Picture of Upright One (Yashar) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 26:7.

Upright One (Yashar) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 26:7.

The Upright One in Hebrew:

Yashar

Strong’s Concordance number: 3477

Bible reference: Isa. 26:7

The path of the righteous is level;
you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
(Isaiah 26:7 NIV)

The Message Bible calls God “the Leveler.”

Similar names for God and Jesus are Righteous One and Holy One.

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