Proverbs 16:2
Good News Translation
You may think everything you do is right, but the LORD judges your motives.

Contemporary English Version
We may think we know what is right, but the LORD is the judge of our motives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.

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All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.

the ways

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 30:12 A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

1 Samuel 15:13,14 And when Samuel was come to Saul, Saul said to him: Blessed be thou of the Lord, I have fulfilled the word of the Lord. . . .

Psalm 36:2 For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.

Jeremiah 2:22,23 Though thou wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself the herb borith, thou art stained in thy iniquity before me, saith the Lord God. . . .

Luke 18:9-11 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable: . . .

Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet. . . .

but

Proverbs 5:21 His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins.

Proverbs 24:12 If thou say: I have not strength enough: he that seeth into the heart, he understandeth, and nothing deceiveth the keeper of thy soul, and he shall render to a man according to his works.

1 Samuel 16:7 And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in.

Jeremiah 17:10 I am the Lord who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

Daniel 5:27 THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

Revelation 2:18,23 And to the angel of the church of Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like to a flame of fire and his feet like to fine brass. . . .

Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
1It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue. 2All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.3Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:3
Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared.

1 Samuel 16:7
And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

Proverbs 21:2
Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 30:12
A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Daniel 5:27
THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

Additional Translations
All a man’s ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed by the LORD.All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.

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

All the works of the humble man are manifest with God; but the ungodly shall perish in an evil day.

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

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

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

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

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