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

  • Vanessa
    Being born again is the coming of the Holy Ghost upon you How Jesus spoke to the man that came to him. And explain That one must be born again.. so that he can guide you all truth .. you will have a personal relationships with the Holy Ghost .the bible comes alive to you because Jesus Christ will show him self to you . In a wonderful way in spirit is how I meet Jesus Christ the son god .. pray ..
  • Theresa
    Jim, I think you meant verse 20 concerning money. I agree with you.
  • Lilian
    Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue shall keepeth his soul from troubles.
    The words of wisdom only comes from Jesus Abba Father please guide me and cleanse my heart my mind and my soul let my mouth and my tongue away from speaking of unrighteousness by your blood I am cleanse let my mouth and use them to praise you and worship you forever amen hallelujah
  • Jim
    Verse 21: Christians know that it is the 'love' of money is the root of all evil and not money itself. Poor financial management by Christians is sad today. Most people cannot come up with $500.00 for an emergency without using credit cards etc. I believe God expects Christians to be diligent and wise with all He has provided including wealth; it should all be used for His glory!
  • Glenn Collins
    I especially like verse 30 of Proverbs 21 because we are living in times where Christians are letting the media deceive them into believing you can war against our maker and get away with it ! Remember II Chronicles 7:14 (If MY peopleā€) I make no apologies for this statement.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:6 THE GETTING OF TREASURES BY A LYING TONGUE IS A VANITY TOSSED TO AND FRO OF THEM THAT SEEK DEATH----PROVERBS 10:2 TRESURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH----PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM

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