Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but LORD weighs 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 Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts. 3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

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

Proverbs 24:12

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this; Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

1 Samuel 16:7

But Jehovah said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for Jehovah seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh on the heart.

Psalm 36:2

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

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, And yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, Jehovah, 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

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,

Galatians 6:3

For if a man thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

James 1:22

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.

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