Proverbs 5:21
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New American Standard Bible
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his 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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

One more warning. The sin is not against man, nor dependent on man's detection only. The secret sin is open before the eyes of Yahweh. In the balance of His righteous judgment are weighed all human acts.

Pondereth - Note the recurrence of the word used of the harlot herself (see Proverbs 1:6 note): she ponders not, God does.

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Library
Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
A Sermon (No. 915) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 13th, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." -- Proverbs 5:22. The first sentence has reference to a net in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 25.) Differently to be admonished are those who do not understand aright the words of the sacred Law, and those who understand them indeed aright, but speak them not humbly. For those who understand not aright the words of sacred Law are to be admonished to consider that they turn for themselves a most wholesome drought of wine into a cup of poison, and with a medicinal knife inflict on themselves a mortal wound, when they destroy in themselves what was sound by that whereby they ought,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

Job 14:16
"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.

Job 31:4
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?

Job 34:21
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

Psalm 119:168
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You. Tav.

Proverbs 4:26
Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.

Proverbs 5:6
She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.

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