Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the hearts.
There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes, and [yet] are not washed from their filthiness.
1 Samuel 15:13
And Samuel came to Saul. And Saul said to him, Blessed be thou of LORD. I have performed the commandment of LORD.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, says lord LORD.
And he also spoke this parable to some of those who were persuaded in themselves that they were righteous, and disdained other men.
What will we say then? The law is sin? May it not happen! Yet I did not know sin except through law. For likewise I would not have known lust, if the law did not say, Thou shall not covet.
For the ways of man are before the eyes of LORD, and he makes level all his paths.
If thou say, Behold, we did not know this, Does not he who weighs the hearts consider it? And he who keeps thy soul, does he not know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?
1 Samuel 16:7
But LORD said to Samuel, Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For [LORD sees] not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but LORD looks on the heart.
The way of the just is uprightness. Thou who are upright directs the path of the just.
I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
TEKEL, thou are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
And he said to them, Ye are those who declare yourselves righteous in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. Because what is lofty among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
And to the agent of the congregation in Thyatira write, These things says the Son of God, who has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet resembling highly refined metal:
Thus ye also, when ye did all the things that were commanded you, say, We are unprofitable bondmen, because we have done what we are obligated to do.