New Living Translation
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:1 From the Lord - Men can neither think nor speak wisely and well without Divine assistance.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail.
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
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