New International Version
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
King James Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.
World English Bible
A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
Proverbs 16:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way - This is precisely the same sentiment as that contained in the first verse, on the true meaning of which so much has been already said.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
The Providence of God
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
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