Proverbs 21:2

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery way of a man is right in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.
- Basic English Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.
- Darby Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
- Webster's Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.
- World English Bible

Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the hearts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God is the All knowing,Wisest
  • Caleb
    no matter how we prepare GOD is in charge so it is by grace that we are able to deliver when we have prepared
  • BSP
    The estimation of ourselves is not important, but what really matters is what God thinks of us as verse 2 says.
  • Lilian
    We need Jesus to cleanses our mind, heart and soul everyday and meditate his words. We will receive his guidance and his favor, think twice before we say and talk, for the wives we need to avoid nagging and be abusive to our husband instead to support and pray quitely God will help us to settle the problem. Fighting and getting angry is the work of the devil. Just Praise God
  • Patricia for verse 23
    To me this means if we know what to say and when to say it we shall keep our souls from trouble. Basically there is a time and place for things to be said or not said.
  • Donna Lewis for verse 19
    I believe that a wife is not suppose to argue about the same thing over and over again thats nagging, its doesn 't acomplish anything but bigger problems or words you 'll regret saying im guilty of that im asking God for help right this minute to remain quite when I 'm tempted to nagg. So im asking for prayer please. Thank You.

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