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Proverbs 16:2

    Proverbs 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes: but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:2

    We are blind to our own faults, do not see ourselves as others see us. There is One who tries not the "ways" only, but the "spirits" Hebrews 4:12 : this is the true remedy against self-deceit.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 16:2

    16:2 Weigheth - Exactly knows as men do the things which they weigh. Spirits - The hearts of men.