Proverbs 16:1
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New International Version
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

New Living Translation
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.

English Standard Version
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

King James Bible
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

International Standard Version
People do the planning, but the end result is from the LORD.

NET Bible
The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From a son of man is the thought of the heart and the speech of the tongue is from Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The plans of the heart belong to humans, but an answer on the tongue comes from the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The preparations of the heart are man's, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
The plans of the heart belong to man,
            But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of man are the preparations of the heart, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

American King James Version
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

American Standard Version
The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.

Darby Bible Translation
The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

English Revised Version
The preparations of the heart belong to man: but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, are from the LORD.

World English Bible
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:1 The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. 2. Ignorance, pride, and self-flattery render us partial judges respecting our own conduct. 3. Roll the burden of thy care upon God, and leave it with him, by faith and dependence on him.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
1The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 16:9
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.

Jeremiah 10:23
I know, O LORD, that a man's way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.
Treasury of Scripture

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

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Exodus 4:11,12,15 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes …

Jeremiah 1:7-9 But the LORD said to me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go …

Matthew 10:19,20 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak…

Luke 12:11,12 And when they bring you to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and …

Luke 21:14,15 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you …

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