Proverbs 5:21
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New International Version
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.

King James Bible
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

Darby Bible Translation
For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and he pondereth all his paths.

World English Bible
For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh. He examines all his paths.

Young's Literal Translation
For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the ways of a man - Whether they are public or private, God sees all the steps thou takest in life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Job 31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing...

Psalm 139:1-12 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Jeremiah 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from my eyes.

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.

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of men...

Hosea 7:2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

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...

Library
The Cords of Sin
'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
The first sentence of the text also may have reference to an arrest by an officer of law. The transgressor's own sins shall take him, shall seize him; they bear a warrant for arresting him, they shall judge him, they shall even execute him. Sin, which at the first bringeth to man a specious pleasure, ere long turneth into bitterness, remorse, and fear. Sin is a dragon, with eyes like stars, but it carrieth a deadly sting in its tail. The cup of sin, with rainbow bubbles on its brim, is black with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 16: 1870

Second Great Group of Parables.
(Probably in Peræa.) Subdivision F. Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. ^C Luke XVI. 19-31. [The parable we are about to study is a direct advance upon the thoughts in the previous section. We may say generally that if the parable of the unjust steward teaches how riches are to be used, this parable sets forth the terrible consequences of a failure to so use them. Each point of the previous discourse is covered in detail, as will be shown by the references in the discussion of the parable.]
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Job 14:16
Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.

Job 31:4
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?

Job 34:21
"His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.

Psalm 119:168
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

Proverbs 4:26
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

Proverbs 5:6
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

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