|New International Version (© 2011)|
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their 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.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
Proverbs 16:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way - This is precisely the same sentiment as that contained in the first verse, on the true meaning of which so much has been already said.
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.
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Psalm 37:23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
Proverbs 16:1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
Proverbs 16:8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 20:24 A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
Jeremiah 10:23 LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.