Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.

King James Version

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Holman Bible

All a man’s ways seem right to him,
but the Lord evaluates the motives.

International Standard Version

Everything a person does seems pure in his own opinion, but the LORD weighs intentions.

A Conservative Version

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the spirits.

American Standard Version

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.

Amplified

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).

Bible in Basic English

All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales.

Darby Translation

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits.

Julia Smith Translation

All the ways of man are clean in his eyes, and Jehovah tried the spirits.

King James 2000

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All the ways of a man [are] pure in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the spirit.

Modern King James verseion

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but Jehovah weighs the spirits.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A man thinketh all his ways to be clean; but it is the LORD that fashioneth the minds.

NET Bible

All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord evaluates the motives.

New Heart English Bible

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the motives.

The Emphasized Bible

All the ways of a man, may be pure in his own eyes, but, he that testeth spirits, is Yahweh.

Webster

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

World English Bible

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.

Youngs Literal Translation

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
All the ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

זך 
Zak 
Usage: 11

in his own eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

but the Lord

Usage: 0

תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. 3 Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.



Cross References

1 Samuel 16:7

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Proverbs 21:2

Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

Proverbs 30:12

There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Daniel 5:27

" 'TEKEL'--you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

1 Samuel 15:13-14

Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD."

Psalm 36:2

For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Jeremiah 2:22-23

"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Jeremiah 17:10

"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

Luke 16:15

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Luke 18:9-11

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Romans 7:7-9

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."

Revelation 2:18

"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:

Revelation 2:23

'And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

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