Proverbs 21:8
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English Standard Version
The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is upright.

King James Bible
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

American Standard Version
The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.

English Revised Version
The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Proverbs 21:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The next group extends from Proverbs 21:2 to Proverbs 21:8, where it closes as it began.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes;

   But a weigher of hearts is Jahve.

A proverb similar to Proverbs 16:2 (where דּרכי, for דּרך, זך for ישׁר, רוּחות for לבּות). God is also, Proverbs 17:3, called a trier, בּחן, of hearts, as He is here called a weigher, תּכן. The proverb indirectly admonishes us of the duty of constant self-examination, according to the objective norm of the revealed will of God, and warns us against the self-complacency of the fool, of whom Proverbs 12:15 says (as Trimberg in "Renner"): "all fools live in the pleasant feeling that their life is the best," and against the self-deception which walks in the way of death and dreams of walking in the way of life, Proverbs 14:12 (Proverbs 16:25).

Proverbs 21:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

way

Genesis 6:5,6,12 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous...

Psalm 14:2,3 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God...

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes...

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

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Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand...

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

1 Peter 1:22,23 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Cross References
Proverbs 2:15
men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

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