KJV LexiconThe preparations
an arrangement, i.e. (figuratively) mental disposition -- preparation.
of the heart
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
and the answer
a reply (favorable or contradictory) -- answer, himself.
of the tongue
the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water)
is from the LORD
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
Parallel VersesNew 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.
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.
King James 2000 Bible
The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
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