New Living Translation
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:23 It is not - Lord we know it is not in our power to divert these judgments that are coming upon us, but thou canst moderate, and limit them as thou pleasest.
LibraryA Wise Desire
I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
The Rending of the Kingdom
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them.
For you have proudly defied the Lord of heaven and have had these cups from his Temple brought before you. You and your nobles and your wives and concubines have been drinking wine from them while praising gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone--gods that neither see nor hear nor know anything at all. But you have not honored the God who gives you the breath of life and controls your destiny!
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