Proverbs 16:9
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English Standard Version
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

King James Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

American Standard Version
A man's heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.

English Revised Version
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 Roll on Jahve thy works,

   So thy thoughts shall prosper.

The proverbs PRomans 16:1-3 are wanting in the lxx; their absence is compensated for by three others, but only externally, not according to their worth. Instead of גּל, the Syr., Targ., and Jerome read גּל, revela, with which the על, Psalm 37:5, cf. Psalm 55:23, interchanging with אל (here and at Psalm 22:9), does not agree; rightly Theodotion, κύλισον ἐπὶ κύριον, and Luther, "commend to the Lord thy works." The works are here, not those that are executed, Exodus 23:16, but those to be executed, as Psalm 90:17, where כּונן, here the active to ויכּונוּ, which at Proverbs 4:26 as jussive meant to be placed right, here with ו of the consequence in the apodosis imperativi: to be brought about, and to have continuance, or briefly: to stand (cf. Proverbs 12:3) as the contrast of disappointment or ruin. We should roll on God all matters which, as obligations, burden us, and on account of their weight and difficulty cause us great anxiety, for nothing is too heavy or too hard for Him who can overcome all difficulties and dissolve all perplexities; then will our thoughts, viz., those about the future of our duty and our life-course, be happy, nothing will remain entangled and be a failure, but will be accomplished, and the end and aim be realized.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

Cross References
Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

Proverbs 16:1
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

Proverbs 20:24
A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

Jeremiah 10:23
I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

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