Proverbs 21:4
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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
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Keil 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 [7]; 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.

Proverbs 21:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an high look or haughtiness of eyes

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes...

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

and the

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Romans 14:23 And he that doubts is damned if he eat, because he eats not of faith: for whatever is not of faith is sin.

plowing of the wicked or light of the wicked

Cross References
Luke 11:34
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.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 24:20
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

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