Proverbs 16:2
Context
The Tongue's Answer is From the Lord

1The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits. 3Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established. 4The LORD has made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil. 5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 6By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. 7When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 9A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps. 10A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment. 11A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work. 12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right. 14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 15In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul. 18Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 19Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he. 21The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning. 22Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly. 23The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. 24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 26He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him. 27An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends. 29A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good. 30He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass. 31The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. 32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city. 33The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.


1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.


Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.


Proverbs 21:2
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.


Proverbs 30:12
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.


Daniel 5:27
TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the ways

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to 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 ponders 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 to him, Blessed be you of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD...

Psalm 36:2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

Jeremiah 2:22,23 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD...

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others...

Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

but

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his goings.

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that ponders the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it?...

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do 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; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Revelation 2:18,23 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things said the Son of God, who has his eyes like to a flame of fire...

Strong's Concordance
All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Topical Bible
Clean Innocent Man's Men's Motives Pondering Pure Puts Scales Seem Sight Spirit Spirits Weighed Weigheth Weighs
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 16 Verse 2

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