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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.

English Revised Version
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD weigheth the hearts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

26 A wise king winnoweth the godless,

     And bringeth over them the wheel.

A variant to Proverbs 20:8, but here with the following out of the figure of the winnowing. For אופן with מזרה is, without doubt, the wheel of the threshing-cart, עגלה, Isaiah 28:27.; and thus with מזרה, the winnowing fork, מזרה is to be thought of; vid., a description of them along with that of the winnowing shovel, רחת, in Wetzstein's Excursus to Isa., p. 707ff. We are not to think of the punishment of the wheel, which occurs only as a terrible custom of war (e.g., Amos 1:3). It is only meant that a wise king, by sharp and vigorous procedure, separates the godless, and immediately visits them with merited punishment, as he who works with the winnowing shovel gives the chaff to the wind. Most ancient interpreters think on אופן (from אפן, vertere) in its metaphorical meaning: τρόπος (thus also Lwenstein, he deals with them according to merit), or the wheel of fortune, with reference to the constellations; thus, misfortune (Immanuel, Meri). Arama, Oetinger, and others are, however, on the right track.

Proverbs 21:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 16:2,25 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits...

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 that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

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

Luke 18:11,12 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

James 1:22 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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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...

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.

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

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men...

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Cross References
Luke 16:15
And he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

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

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

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

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