Proverbs 19:21
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New International Version
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

King James Bible
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Darby Bible Translation
Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.

World English Bible
There are many plans in a man's heart, but Yahweh's counsel will prevail.

Young's Literal Translation
Many are the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There are many devices, etc. - The same sentiment as in Proverbs 16:1 (note), where see the note.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Genesis 37:19,20 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes...

Esther 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews...

Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

Psalm 33:10,11 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect...

Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Isaiah 7:6,7 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the middle of it...

Daniel 11:24,25 He shall enter peaceably even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done...

Matthew 26:4,5 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him...

Matthew 27:63,64 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again...

nevertheless

Proverbs 16:1,9 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD...

Proverbs 21:1,30 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will...

Genesis 45:4-8 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother...

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand...

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Acts 5:38,39 And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing...

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance...

Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath...

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

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Naaman
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Hebrews 6:17
Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

Psalm 33:11
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Proverbs 16:1
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

Proverbs 16:9
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Proverbs 19:22
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations.

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