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Proverbs 16:9

    Proverbs 16:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 16:9

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