Proverbs 16:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A mans heart deuiseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man's heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.
- Darby Bible

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

A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
- World English Bible

The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man's heart deviseth his way; but the LORD directeth his steps.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:9


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


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Shirley
    Hi friends, This is a question to ask one self, Is it your hear desire to follow or is it the way the lord wants us to go. Choose which is favourable for you. God bless u.
  • Gloria Sandoval
    Just as he keeps His promise to me I should be and make myself strong for Him. For only He is worthy of my effort.
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I think Jesus is teaching that man should be good
  • Will
    Proverbs
    Chapter 16

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

    2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

    3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

    4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    5 Every one that is proud in heart is an
  • Lu2677
    To the woman who said she prefers the NT to the OT, Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Read:Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 21:8, Titus 1:15.