Proverbs 16:9
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New Living Translation
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our 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
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

16:9 Deviseth - Proposes what he will do. Directeth - Over - rules and disposes all his designs and actions.

Proverbs 16:9 Parallel Commentaries

Trust 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
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

Of Predestination
Eph. i. 11.--"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Rom. ix. 22, 23.--"What if God, willing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory." In the creation of the world, it pleased the Lord,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

"Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Psalm 37:23
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

Proverbs 16:1
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.

Proverbs 16:8
Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.

Proverbs 19:21
You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail.

Proverbs 20:24
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?

Jeremiah 10:23
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.

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