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For a person’s roads are before the eyes of Yahweh,
and he weighs all his pathways. Bible

“For a person’s roads.” The Hebrew text (which is literally, “roads of a man”), and the context, indicate that this verse is directed to men, but of course they apply to women as well. However, the primary context of this verse is the husband leaving his wife to be with an adulteress, and the father is reminding his son that God is watching. Implied in the culture, but not stated, is that God is not only watching, but His angel scribes are taking notes, and recording the actions of the man in the record books, which will be opened on Judgment Day (Mal. 3:16; Dan. 7:10; Rev. 20:12).

“he watches.” This refers to Yahweh’s watching the paths that men take, not the man watching his own pathways.


Commentary for: Proverbs 5:21