Proverbs 30:12
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New International Version
those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth;

King James Bible
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Darby Bible Translation
there is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness;

World English Bible
There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Young's Literal Translation
A generation -- pure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The second, Those who were self-righteous, supposing themselves pure, and were not so.

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that are

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.

Judges 17:5,13 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest...

1 Samuel 15:13,14 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD...

Job 33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

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

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Jeremiah 2:22-24,35 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD...

Luke 11:39-40 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter...

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

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

2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Titus 1:15,16 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

not

Psalm 51:2,7 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin...

Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed...

Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words...

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek...

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Micah 3:1-5 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me...

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

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A Homily for Humble Folks
A Sermon (No. 2140) delivered on Lord's Day, April 27th, 1890 by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man."--Proverbs 30:2. Sometimes it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to Job and the three wise men, he commended himself to them saying, "I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
by John Bunyan, Licensed and entered according to order. London: Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey, at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701. Advertisement by the Editor. Some degree of mystery hangs over these Divine Emblems for children, and many years' diligent researches have not enabled me completely to solve it. That they were written by Bunyan, there cannot be the slightest doubt. 'Manner and matter, too, are all his own.'[1]
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
HE that seriously considers the Constitution of the Christian Religion, observing the Excellency of its Doctrines, the Clearness of its Precepts, the Severity of its Threatnings, together with the Faithfulness of its Promises, and the Certainty of its Principles to trust to; such a one may justly be astonished, and admire what should be the reason that they who profess this not only the most excellent, but only true Religion in the World, should notwithstanding be generally as wicked, debauched and
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

Cross References
Luke 18:11
The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

Titus 1:16
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

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

Isaiah 65:5
who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!' Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

Jeremiah 2:23
"How can you say, 'I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals'? See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she-camel running here and there,

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