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

New Living Translation
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.

English Standard Version
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the reply of the tongue is from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

King James Bible
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
The reflections of the heart belong to mankind, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
We humans make plans, but the LORD has the final word.

Good News Translation
We may make our plans, but God has the last word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

International Standard Version
People do the planning, but the end result is from the LORD.

NET Bible
The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From a son of man is the thought of the heart and the speech of the tongue is from Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The plans of the heart belong to humans, but an answer on the tongue comes from the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The preparations of the heart are man's, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of man are the preparations of the heart, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

American King James Version
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

American Standard Version
The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.

Darby Bible Translation
The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

English Revised Version
The preparations of the heart belong to man: but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, are from the LORD.

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.
Study Bible
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
1The plans of the heart belong to man, but the reply of the tongue is from the LORD. 2All a man’s ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed by the LORD.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 16:9
A man's heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail.

Jeremiah 10:23
I know, O LORD, that a man's way is not his own; no one who walks directs his own steps.

Treasury of Scripture

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

and

Exodus 4:11,12,15
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? …

Jeremiah 1:7-9
But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak…

Matthew 10:19,20
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak…







Lexicon
The plans
מַֽעַרְכֵי־ (ma·‘ar·ḵê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4633: An arrangement, mental disposition

of the heart
לֵ֑ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

belong to man,
לְאָדָ֥ם (lə·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

but the reply
מַעֲנֵ֥ה (ma·‘ă·nêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4617: An answer, response

of the tongue
לָשֽׁוֹן׃ (lā·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

[is] from the LORD.
וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
XVI.

(1) The preparations of the heart in man . . .--Rather, To man belong the counsels of the heart. He may turn over in his mind what is the right thing to be said on any occasion, "but from the Lord is the answer of the tongue." (Comp. Proverbs 15:23.)

Verses 1-7. - These are specially religions maxims, and they all contain the name Jehovah. Verse 1. - The Authorized Version makes one sentence of this verse without any contrast or antithesis. This is plainly wrong, there being intended a contrast between the thought of the heart and the well ordered speech. It is better translated, The plans of the heart are man's: but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah. Men make plans, arrange speeches, muster arguments, in the mind; but to put these into proper, persuasive words is a gift of God. "Our sufficiency is of God" (2 Corinthians 3:5). In the case of Balaam, God overruled the wishes and intentions of the prophet, and constrained him to give utterance to something very different from his original mental conceptions. But the present sentence attributes the outward expression of what the mind has conceived in every case unto the help of God (comp. vers. 9, 33; Proverbs 15:23). Christ enjoined his disciples to trust to momentary inspiration in their apologies or defences before unbelievers (Matthew 10:19). This verse is omitted in the Septuagint. 16:1 The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. 2. Ignorance, pride, and self-flattery render us partial judges respecting our own conduct. 3. Roll the burden of thy care upon God, and leave it with him, by faith and dependence on him.
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