New Living Translation
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
King James Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.
World English Bible
A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
Proverbs 16:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:9 Deviseth - Proposes what he will do. Directeth - Over - rules and disposes all his designs and actions.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.
Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.
You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail.
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
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