New International Version
LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself - I will not pretend to dispute with thee; thou dost every thing wisely and justly; we have sinned, and thou hast a right to punish; and to choose that sort of punishment thou thinkest will best answer the ends of justice. We cannot choose; thou hast appointed us to captivity; we must not repine: yet,
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LibraryMay 16. "It is not in Man that Walketh to Direct his Steps" (Jer. x. 23).
"It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jer. x. 23). United to Jesus Christ as your Redeemer, you are accepted in the Beloved. He does not merely take my place as a man and settle my debts. He does that and more. He comes to give a perfect ideal of what a man should be. He is the model man, not for us to copy, for that would only bring discouragement and utter failure; but He will come and copy Himself in us. If Christ lives in me, I am another Christ. I am not like Him, but I have the …
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"For if Ye Live after the Flesh, Ye Shall Die; but if Ye through the Spirit do Mortify the Deeds of the Body, Ye Shall Live.
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.
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