; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
; a road
); figuratively a course
of life or mode
of action, often adverbially.
of a man
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
in his own eyes;
Probably a primitive word; an eye
(literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain
(as the eye
of the landscape).
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
A primitive root; to balance
, that is, measure
out (by weight or dimension); figuratively to arrange
, through the idea of levelling
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; by resemblance breath
, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life
; by extension a region
of the sky; by resemblance spirit
, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
_ _ clean or, “faultless.”
_ _ weigheth or, “tries,” “judges,” implying that they are faulty (Proverbs 21:2; Proverbs 24:12).
_ _ Note, 1. We are all apt to be partial in judging of ourselves: All the ways of a man, all his designs, all his doings, are clean in his own eyes, and he sees nothing amiss in them, nothing for which to condemn himself, or which should make his projects prove otherwise than well; and therefore he is confident of success, and that the answer of the tongue shall be according to the expectations of the heart; but there is a great deal of pollution cleaving to our ways, which we are not aware of, or do not think so ill of as we ought. 2. The judgment of God concerning us, we are sure, is according to truth: He weighs the spirits in a just and unerring balance, knows what is in us, and passes a judgment upon us accordingly, writing Tekel upon that which passed our scale with approbation weighed in the balance and found wanting; and by his judgment we must stand or fall. He not only sees men's ways but tries their spirits, and we are as our spirits are.
Weigheth Exactly knows as men do the things which they weigh. Spirits The hearts of men.
All the ways of a man [are] (b) clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
(b) He shows by it that man flatters himself in his doings, calling that virtue, which God terms vice.
- the ways:
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
Proverbs 30:12 [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness.
1 Samuel 15:13-14 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. ... And Samuel said, What [meaneth] then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
Psalms 36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
Jeremiah 2:22-23 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, [yet] thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD. ... How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: [thou art] a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
Luke 18:9-11 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ... The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. ... For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Proverbs 24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider [it]? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth [not] he know [it]? and shall [not] he render to [every] man according to his works?
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.
Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Revelation 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
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