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

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:21 HE THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERCY FINDETH LIFE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HONOR --- PSALM 25:10 ALL THE PATHS OF THE LORD ARE MERCY AND TRUTH UNTO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES LUKE 1:50 AND HIS MERCY IS ON THEM THAT FEAR HIM FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION --- PSALM 103:11 FOR AS THE HEAVEN IS HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH SO GREAT IS HIS MERCY TOWARD THEM THAT FEAR HIM
  • 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
  • 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!

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