Proverbs 20:24
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New International Version
A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?

New Living Translation
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?

English Standard Version
A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

New American Standard Bible
Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?

King James Bible
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man's steps are determined by the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?

International Standard Version
A man's steps are directed by the LORD; how then can anyone understand his own way?

NET Bible
The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD--so how can anyone understand his own way?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The steps of a man are before Lord Jehovah, and who is the man that will order his way?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is the one who directs a person's steps. How then can anyone understand his own way?

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man's goings are of the LORD; How then can man look to his way?

New American Standard 1977
Man’s steps are ordained by the LORD,
            How then can man understand his way?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man's steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

King James 2000 Bible
A man's steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

American King James Version
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

American Standard Version
A man's goings are of Jehovah; How then can man understand his way?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The steps of man are guided by the Lord: but who is the man that can understand his own way?

Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are from Jehovah; and how can a man understand his own way?

English Revised Version
A man's goings are of the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

Webster's Bible Translation
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

World English Bible
A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?

Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:23. A bargain made by fraud will prove a losing bargain in the end. 24. How can we form plans, and conduct business, independently of the Lord? 25. The evasions men often use with their own consciences show how false and deceitful man is. 26. Justice should crush the wicked, and separate them from the virtuous. 27. The rational soul and conscience are as a lamp within us, which should be used in examining our dispositions and motives with the revealed will of God. 28. Mercy and truth are the glories of God's throne. 29. Both young and old have their advantages; and let neither despise or envy the other.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
23Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good. 24Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way? 25It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:9
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

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.

Daniel 5:23
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified.
Treasury of Scripture

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

man's

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

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in …

Daniel 5:23 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they …

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also …

how

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly …

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Psalm 25:4,12 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths…

Isaiah 10:6,7 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

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