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Proverbs 5:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah; And he maketh level all his paths.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and he pondereth all his paths.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, before the eyes of Yahweh, are the ways of a man,—and, all his tracks, doth he consider:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the wayes of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the ways of a man are before the eyes of God, and he looks on all his paths.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of Yahweh, and he pondereth all his goings.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the ways 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of man 376
{0376} Prime
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.).
[are] before 5227
{5227} Prime
From the same as H5226; properly, the front part; used adverbially (especially with a preposition), opposite, in front of, forward, in behalf of.
the eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and he pondereth 6424
{6424} Prime
A primitive root; properly to roll flat, that is, prepare (a road); also to revolve, that is, weigh (mentally).
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
his goings. 4570
{4570} Prime
From the same as H5696; a track (literally or figuratively); also a rampart (as circular).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 5:21

_ _ The reason, God’s eye is on you,

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:15-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man [are] before the (m) eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

(m) He declares that unless a man joins to his wife both in heart and in outward conversation, he will not escape the judgments of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Job 31:4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
Job 34:21 For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
Psalms 11:4 The LORD [is] in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne [is] in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
Psalms 139:1-12 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. ... Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light [are] both alike [to thee].
Jeremiah 16:17 For mine eyes [are] upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
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.
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes [are] open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Hosea 7:2 And they consider not in their hearts [that] I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
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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2Ch 16:9. Jb 31:4; 34:21. Ps 11:4; 17:3; 139:1. Pv 15:3. Jr 16:17; 17:10; 23:24; 32:19. Ho 7:2. He 4:13. Rv 2:18, 23.

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