Proverbs 16 :9

Proverbs 16 :9 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

American King James Version (AKJV)

A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A man's heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps.

Webster's Revision

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

World English Bible

A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :9

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :9

A man's heart deviseth his way - This is precisely the same sentiment as that contained in the first verse, on the true meaning of which so much has been already said.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :9

Deviseth his way - i. e., Thinks it out with anxious care; yet it is the Lord and He only who directs the steps. Compare Proverbs 16:1.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :9

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