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Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

21:2 in his own eyes. Even imprisoned criminals are commonly found still to be justifying—or at least ignoring—the sinful deeds which caused their problems, and blaming others instead. The human “heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). It takes God Himself, the Holy Spirit, to bring true conviction and repentance to the heart of a sinner (John 16:7-11).

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