All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
People may think they are doing what is right, but the LORD examines the heart.
We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives.
Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.
All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the LORD weighs the heart.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
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1 tn Heb “in his own eyes.” The term “eyes” is a metonymy for estimation, opinion, evaluation.
2 tn Heb “weighs” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “examines”; NCV, TEV “judges.”
3 tn Heb “the hearts.” The term לֵב (lev, “heart”) is used as a metonymy of association for thoughts and motives (BDB 660-61 s.v. 6-7). Even though people think they know themselves, the