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.
Darby Bible Translation
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We are blind to our own faults, do not see ourselves as others see us. There is One who tries not the "ways" only, but the "spirits" Hebrews 4:12 : this is the true remedy against self-deceit.
LibraryApril 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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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."
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
"'TEKEL '-- you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.
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