New American Standard Bible
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.
King James Bible
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Darby Bible Translation
I know, Jehovah, that the way of man is not his own; it is not in a man that walketh to direct his steps.
World English Bible
Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
Young's Literal Translation
I have known, O Jehovah, that not of man is his way, Not of man the going and establishing of his step.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At the rumour of the enemy's approach Jeremiah utters in the name of the nation a supplication appropriate to men overtaken by the divine justice.
LibraryAn Instructive Truth
"O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."--Jeremiah 10:23. This declaration follows after Jeremiah's lamentation over the Lord's ancient people, who were about to be carried captive into Babylon. The prophet speaks of a fact that was well known to him. It is always well, brethren, to know the truth, and to know it so certainly that you are able to remember it just when you most need it. There are some people, who are very much like …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 50: 1904
Of Hiding Our Grace under the Guard of Humility
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
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.
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