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

  • BSP
    The estimation of ourselves is not important, but what really matters is what God thinks of us as verse 2 says.
  • Jerry
    V3. To do right is better than to say, "I'm sorry," We all know what is right and what is wrong, because "...the Law is written in our hearts..." according to Romans 2:15. But you know the "FLESH," it is wicked, it doesn't want to be told what to do, so we have this daily battle resisting the desires of the flesh. For some doing right is easy...
  • Irene123
    To Lillian on Pro. 21 - Thank-you Lillian; your message came just in the nick of time. I was having a problem today with a couple young family members. And the daily verse was about watching our words. The Lord knows long before we need whatever it is.
  • Stefan Nagiel
    What is stated conflicts with God....for we are in is Image....so should speak Has him and not hold our Tongue....for Jesus said the Kingdom of God is inside us all....
  • 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
  • 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.

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