Proverbs 21:2

“Euery way of a man is right in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.”

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Other Translations

Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
- King James Version

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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:30 there is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against THE LORD HEBREWS 10:31 it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living GOD HEBREWS 10:36 for you have need of patience that after you have done the will of GOD you might receive the promise PSALM 119:1 blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of THE LORD
  • Will of my father
    A brawling woman is not a Godly woman. The man and the woman must yield to the leading of the Holy Ghost just as the bride of Christ (the chuch) to Him that your prayers be not hindered. Check out 1 Peter 3
  • Donna
    I'm shocked and sadden. Are these Christians responding here. You talk only about the nagging wife.-But there is a root to this fruit. "Why?" She is responding to something wrong. How she responds gets on the man's nerves, but there is something the man is lacking here. It is responsiblity. When she responds like this, it may make you want to be anywhere but there, but She has unmet needs. Love h
  • Benny
    Clay it's just saying who can mess with the creator? You can't touch his absolute superiority on all counts.
  • Cynthia
    In life there are so many enemies of destiny and talking about our plans most times gives them the edge to manipulate. It is better to talk your plans over to God than man. He will give you better direction. So, thank God for this word that came to me today as a reminder that I should talk less about my plans and depend on God to help achieve my plans. Also, I don t need to have an opinion in every matter that is brought around me. Sometimes, people capitalize on the word you say and use it against you. I have been in so many situations to know that most times having no opinion is better than be a smart aleck . So yes, He who keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.
  • BSP
    It is important that we keep our words in check and we can avoid a lot of problems if we think before we speak.

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