Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts. 3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

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

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "Behold, we didn't know this;" doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?

Luke 16:15

He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

1 Samuel 16:7

But Yahweh said to Samuel, "Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for [Yahweh sees] not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart."

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 20:6

Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?

Proverbs 30:12

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

Jeremiah 17:10

I, Yahweh, 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 to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus didn't trust himself to them, because he knew everyone,

Galatians 6:3

For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

James 1:22

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

Revelation 2:23

I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

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