Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the hearts.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Every man's lifestyle is proper in his own view, but the LORD weighs the heart.

American Standard Version

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Amplified


Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives].

Bible in Basic English

Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.

Darby Translation

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Julia Smith Translation

Every way of a man right in his eyes: and Jehovah will prepare hearts.

King James 2000

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD weighs the hearts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Every way of a man is upright in his [own] eyes, but Yahweh weighs hearts.

Modern King James verseion

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Jehovah ponders the hearts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Every man thinketh his own way to be right; but the LORD judgeth the hearts.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts.

The Emphasized Bible

Every way of a man, may be right in his own eyes, but, he that testeth hearts, is Yahweh.

Webster

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

World English Bible

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.

Youngs Literal Translation

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.

Interlinear

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

of a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

in his own eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

but the Lord

Usage: 0

תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 The king's heart is in the hand of LORD as the watercourses. He turns it wherever he will. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the hearts. 3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to LORD than sacrifice.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

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

Proverbs 24:12

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?

Luke 16:15

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.

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.

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes, and [yet] are not washed from their filthiness.

Jeremiah 17:10

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.

Luke 18:11-12

Having stood by himself, the Pharisee prayed these things: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, predatory, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,

Galatians 6:3

For if some man presumes to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

James 1:22

But become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.

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