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.
Darby Bible Translation
The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
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.
Proverbs 16:1 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The proverbs in Proverbs 16:1-7 have, more than any other group, an especially religious character impressed upon them. The name of Yahweh as Giver, Guide, Ruler, or Judge, meets us in each of them.
Better, The plans of the heart belong to man, but the utterance of the tongue is from Yahweh. Thoughts come and go, as it were, spontaneously; but true, well ordered speech is the gift of God. Compare Proverbs 16:9.
LibraryApril 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
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.
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