New Living Translation
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
King James Bible
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are from Jehovah; and how can a man understand his own way?
World English Bible
A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?
Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:24 His way - What the issue of his designs will be.
LibraryPloughing in Canaan.
In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
Anonymous—Mother Stories from the Old Testament
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The Third Exile, 356-362.
Benjamin Whichcote, the First of the "Latitude-Men"
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
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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