English Standard Version
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.
King James Bible
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
American Standard Version
A high look, and a proud heart, Even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.
English Revised Version
An high look, and a proud heart, even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Webster's Bible Translation
A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Proverbs 21:4 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
28 Love and truth guard the king;
And he supports his throne by love.
We have not in the German [nor in the Eng.] language a couple of words that completely cover חסד ואמת; when they are used of God, we translate them by grace and truth [Gnade u. Wahrheit], Psalm 40:12 (יצּרוּני); when of men, by love and truth [Liebe u. Treue], Proverbs 16:6; and when of the two-sided divine forces, by kindness and truth, Proverbs 3:3. Love and truth are the two good spirits that guard the king. If it is elsewhere said that the king's throne is supported "with judgment and with justice," Isaiah 9:6 ; here, on the other side, we see that the exercise of government must have love as its centre; he has not only to act on the line of right, שׁוּרת הדּין; but, as the later proverb says, in such a way, that within this circle his conduct is determined by the central motive of love. In this sense we give the king not only the title of Grossmchtigster [most high and mighty], but also that of "Allergndigster" most gracious, for the king can and ought to exercise grace before other men; the virtue of condescension establishes his throne more than the might of greatness.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
an high look or haughtiness of eyes
plowing of the wicked or light of the wicked
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
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