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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • David
    V3 this vs tells us that judgement is better than sacrifices. Many like to quote "do not judge" and forget the rest "for with what you judge you shall be judged". The bible refers to the righteous judgement and the only way to have it is to have the Christ in our lives. Judge according to Godliness as you know it and study to show yourself approved. stay strong.
  • 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.
  • Bihbish for verse 5
    this verse has thought me to me clam in every thing I do and be strong in prayers GOD will see me through
  • 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.
  • Paul Shetu
    13 This verse: If it means what it says, one will have themselves to blame when finding themselves in prolonged trouble. to me abiding by this truth is vital even for ANSWERED PRAYERS! Halleluiah!
  • Ray ortiz for verse 23
    What ever words that comes out of the mouth, it was in the heart first. we have to pray everyday for more control of the tongue. What people say to others could hurt. good verse

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