Proverbs 21:2
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New International Version
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.

King James Bible
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

Darby Bible Translation
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

World English Bible
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord pondereth the hearts - Every man feels strongly attached to his own opinions, modes of acting, etc.; and though he will not easily give up any thing to the judgment of a neighbor, whom he will naturally consider at least as fallible as himself, yet he should consider that the unerring eye of God is upon him; and he should endeavor to see that what he does is acceptable in the eye of his Maker and Judge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 16:2,25 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits...

Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

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

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

Luke 18:11,12 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

James 1:22 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

the lord

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that ponders the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it?...

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

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.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men...

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

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
Luke 16:15
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

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

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

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