Proverbs 19:21
New International Version
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

New Living Translation
You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail.

English Standard Version
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

Berean Study Bible
Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail.

New American Standard Bible
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.

King James Bible
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Christian Standard Bible
Many plans are in a person's heart, but the LORD's decree will prevail.

Contemporary English Version
We may make a lot of plans, but the LORD will do what he has decided.

Good News Translation
People may plan all kinds of things, but the LORD's will is going to be done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many plans are in a man's heart, but the LORD's decree will prevail.

International Standard Version
Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.

NET Bible
There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the LORD which will stand.

New Heart English Bible
There are many plans in a man's heart, but the LORD's counsel will prevail.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many are the thoughts in the heart of a man, and the counsel of Lord Jehovah will be confirmed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many plans are in the human heart, but the advice of the LORD will endure.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

New American Standard 1977
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD, it will stand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There are many thoughts in the heart of man; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stand.

King James 2000 Bible
There are many plans in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

American King James Version
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

American Standard Version
There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There are many thoughts in a man's heart; but the counsel of the Lord abides for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.

Darby Bible Translation
Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.

English Revised Version
There are many devices in a man's heart; but the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Webster's Bible Translation
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

World English Bible
There are many plans in a man's heart, but Yahweh's counsel will prevail.

Young's Literal Translation
Many are the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
20Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. 21Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail. 22The desire of a man is loving devotion; better to be poor than a liar.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:17
So when God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.

Proverbs 16:1
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the reply of the tongue is from the LORD.

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

Proverbs 19:22
The desire of a man is loving devotion; better to be poor than a liar.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the plan devised for the whole earth, and this is the hand stretched out over all the nations.

Isaiah 14:27
The LORD of Hosts has purposed, and who can thwart Him? His hand is outstretched, so who can turn it back?

Isaiah 46:10
I distinguish the end from the beginning, and ancient times from what is still to come, saying: 'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'

Jeremiah 44:29
This will be a sign to you, declares the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, so you may know that My threats of harm against you will surely stand.

Treasury of Scripture

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

many

Proverbs 12:2
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Genesis 37:19,20
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh…

Esther 9:25
But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

nevertheless

Proverbs 16:1,9
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD…

Proverbs 21:1,30
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will…

Genesis 45:4-8
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt…







Lexicon
Many
רַבּ֣וֹת (rab·bō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

plans
מַחֲשָׁב֣וֹת (ma·ḥă·šā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

are in a man’s
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

heart,
בְּלֶב־ (bə·leḇ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

but the purpose
וַעֲצַ֥ת (wa·‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the LORD
הִ֣יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will prevail.
תָקֽוּם׃ (ṯā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand
(21) There are many devices (or, thoughts) in a man's heart.--"He disquieteth himself in vain" (Psalm 39:6), endeavouring to carry out his various plans in life, while the one unchangeable "counsel of the Lord," that shall stand--i.e., abide in all its fulness. (Comp, Isaiah 46:10-11; Psalm 33:11; Job 23:13.)

Verse 21. - The immutability of the counsel of God is contrasted with the shifting, fluctuating purposes of man (comp. Proverbs 16:1, 9; Numbers 23:19; Malachi 3:6). Aben Ezra connects this verse with the preceding, as though it gave the reason for the advice contained therein. But it is most natural to take the maxim in a general sense, as above Wisd. 9:14, "The thoughts of mortal men are miserable, and our devices are but uncertain." The counsel of the Lord, that shall stand; permanebit, Vulgate; εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μενε1FC0;ι, "shall abide forever," Septuagint (Psalm 33:11). 19:19. The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. 20. Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. 21. What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? 22. It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. 23. Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. 24. Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. 25. A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. 26. The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace.
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