Proverbs 16:2
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New International Version
All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

New Living Translation
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives.

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

New American Standard Bible
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD evaluates the motives.

International Standard Version
Everything a person does seems pure in his own opinion, but the LORD weighs intentions.

NET Bible
All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the ways of a man are pure in the eyes of his soul and Lord Jehovah orders his path.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person thinks all his ways are pure, but the LORD weighs motives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But the LORD weigheth the spirits.

New American Standard 1977
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
            But the LORD weighs the motives.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits.

King James 2000 Bible
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.

American King James Version
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs 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.

Darby Bible Translation
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the 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.

World English Bible
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.

Young's Literal Translation
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:1 The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. 2. Ignorance, pride, and self-flattery render us partial judges respecting our own conduct. 3. Roll the burden of thy care upon God, and leave it with him, by faith and dependence on him.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
1The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. 3Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:3
"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

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

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Proverbs 21:2
Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 30:12
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Daniel 5:27
"'TEKEL '-- you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.
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All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.

the ways

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are …

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 …

1 Samuel 15:13,14 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of …

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

Jeremiah 2:22,23 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your …

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

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Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders …

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that ponders the …

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

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

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

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 …

Revelation 2:18,23 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things said …

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