Proverbs 21:4
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New International Version
Haughty eyes and a proud heart-- the unplowed field of the wicked--produce sin.

King James Bible
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Darby Bible Translation
Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

World English Bible
A high look, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Young's Literal Translation
Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked is sin.

Proverbs 21:4 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A high look - The evidence of pride, self-conceit, and vanity. A proud heart, from which the high look, etc., come.

And the ploughing - נר ner, lucerna, the lamp, the prosperity and posterity of the wicked; is sin - it is evil in the seed, and evil in the root evil in the branch, and evil in the fruit. They are full of sin themselves, and what they do is sinful.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an high look or haughtiness of eyes

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes...

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

and the

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Romans 14:23 And he that doubts is damned if he eat, because he eats not of faith: for whatever is not of faith is sin.

plowing of the wicked or light of the wicked

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 11:34
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 24:20
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

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