Proverbs 21:4

“An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

An high looke, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A high look, and a proud heart, `Even' the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A high look and a heart of pride, *** of the evil-doer is sin.
- Basic English Bible

Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
- Darby Bible

A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
- Webster's Bible

A high look, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
- World English Bible

Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked [is] sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A haughty look, and a proud heart--the tillage of the wicked is sin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:4


21:4 The plowing - Even their civil or natural actions, which in themselves are lawful, are made sinful as they are managed by ungodly men, without any regard to the glory of God, which ought to be the end of all our actions.


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.
  • 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
  • Bettye Blaylock
    I love this verse because if we all abides by just this verse we would have more peace in our lives.

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