Proverbs 16:2
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English Standard Version
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

29 Jahve is far from the godless;

     But the prayer of the righteous He heareth.

Line second is a variation of 8b. God is far from the godless, viz., as Polychronius remarks, non spatii intercapedine, sed sententiae diversitate; more correctly: as to His gracious presence - חלץ מהם, He has withdrawn Himself from them, Hosea 10:6, so that if they pray, their prayer reaches not to Him. The prayer of the righteous, on the contrary, He hears, He is graciously near to them, they have access to Him, He listens to their petitions; and if they are not always fulfilled according to their word, yet they are not without an answer (Psalm 145:18).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the ways

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.

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

1 Samuel 15:13,14 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD...

Psalm 36:2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

Jeremiah 2:22,23 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD...

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others...

Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

but

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his goings.

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that ponders the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it?...

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Revelation 2:18,23 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things said the Son of God, who has his eyes like to a flame of fire...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 21:2
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Proverbs 30:12
There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.

Daniel 5:27
Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;

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