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

New Living Translation
Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.

English Standard Version
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Berean Study Bible
Haughty eyes and a proud heart—the guides of the wicked—are sin.

New American Standard Bible
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

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

Christian Standard Bible
The lamp that guides the wicked--haughty eyes and an arrogant heart--is sin.

Contemporary English Version
Evil people are proud and arrogant, but sin is the only crop they produce.

Good News Translation
Wicked people are controlled by their conceit and arrogance, and this is sinful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The lamp that guides the wicked-- haughty eyes and an arrogant heart--is sin.

International Standard Version
A proud attitude, accompanied by a haughty look, is sin; they reveal wicked people.

NET Bible
Haughty eyes and a proud heart--the agricultural product of the wicked is sin.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pride of the eyes and the spirit of the heart and the lamp of the evil is sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A conceited look and an arrogant attitude, which are the lamps of wicked people, are sins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A haughty look, and a proud heart-- The tillage of the wicked is sin.

New American Standard 1977
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A high look and a proud heart, which is the fire of the wicked, is sin.

King James 2000 Bible
A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

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

American Standard Version
A high look, and a proud heart, Even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A high-minded man is stout-hearted in his pride; and the lamp of the wicked is sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.

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

English Revised Version
An high look, and a proud heart, even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing 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.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
3To do righteousness and justice is more desirable to the LORD than sacrifice. 4Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the guides of the wicked— are sin. 5The plans of the diligent bring plenty, as surely as haste leads to poverty.…
Cross References
Luke 11:34
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your vision is clear, your whole body also is full of light. But when it is poor, your body is full of darkness.

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

Proverbs 24:20
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

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

and the

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth 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 doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.







Lexicon
Haughty
רוּם־ (rūm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

eyes
עֵ֭ינַיִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and a proud
וּרְחַב־ (ū·rə·ḥaḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7342: Wide, broad

heart—
לֵ֑ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

the guides
נִ֖ר (nir)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5215: Plowing, freshly plowed land

of the wicked—
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

[are] sin.
חַטָּֽאת׃ (ḥaṭ·ṭāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender
(4) The plowing of the wicked.--i.e., their work, all they do; for it is not done to please God but themselves; nor carried on in His strength, but in reliance upon their own, and therefore it is "sin," not pleasing to Him. For the word here translated "plowing," see above on Proverbs 13:23, where it is rendered "tillage." It may also signify "lamp" (see above on 13:9).

Verse 4. - An high look and a proud heart; Vulgate, exaltatio oculorum est dilatatio cordis, "The lifting up of the eyes is a swelling of the heart." But it is best to make the whole verse one idea, as in the Authorized Version. The lifting of the eyes is a term implying pride, as shown in supercilious looks, as if other people were of inferior clay and not worthy of notice. So we have "haughty eyes" in Proverbs 6:17 (where see note); and in Proverbs 30:13 we read, "There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up." "The enlargement of the heart" is the cause of the proud look, for it signifies the evil affections and concupiscence of the will, wholly filled up with self, and controlling the actions and expression of the body. Septuagint, "A high-minded man (κεηαλόφρων) is stout-hearted in his pride." And the ploughing of the wicked is sin. The Authorized Version takes the reading נִר (nir), which means "tillage' (Proverbs 13:23), or, as Delitzsch supposes, "land ploughed for the first time" (novale). The proverb, taken thus, will mean, "high look, proud heart, even all the field which the godless cultivate, all that they do, is sin." "Pride," says the Talmud, "is worse than sin." But another pointing gives a different and very appropriate (comp. Proverbs 13:9; Proverbs 24:20) meaning. נֵר (ner) signifies "a lamp." Thus the Vulgate, Lucerna impiorum peccatum, "The lamp of the wicked is sin;" and the Septuagint, Λαμπτὴρ δὲ ἀσεβῶν ἁμαρτία "Lamp" is, as often, a metaphor for prosperity and happiness (comp. 2 Samuel 22:29; 1 Kings 11:36); and it is here said that the sinner's outward prosperity and joyousness, springing from no good source, being founded in self, and not resting on virtue and godliness, are in themselves sinful and displeasing to God. 21:1 The believer, perceiving that the Lord rules every heart as he sees fit, like the husbandman who turns the water through his grounds as he pleases, seeks to have his own heart, and the hearts of others, directed in his faith, fear, and love. 2. We are partial in judging ourselves and our actions. 3. Many deceive themselves with a conceit that outward devotions will excuse unrighteousness. 4. Sin is the pride, the ambition, the glory, the joy, and the business of wicked men. 5. The really diligent employ foresight as well as labour. 6. While men seek wealth by unlawful practices, they seek death. 7. Injustice will return upon the sinner, and will destroy him here and for ever. 8. The way of mankind by nature is froward and strange.
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