New Living Translation
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their 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.
Proverbs 16:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:2 Weigheth - Exactly knows as men do the things which they weigh. Spirits - The hearts of men.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
1 Samuel 2:3
"Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don't speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.
People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart.
They are pure in their own eyes, but they are filthy and unwashed.
[Tekel] means 'weighed'--you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.
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