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

  • Lilian
    All Gods words are pure and it's purifies 7 times bible says. If we abide God in our life and abide his words to ourself then we have everything we need Jesus is so faithful to those who diligently seeking him and trusting him. He loves us and no one can separate his love to us. What a good God we serve. Lets give thanks and praise him everyday for he is worthy thank u Jesus
  • Mbugua
    man can be most effectively reconcilled to his own enemies by his ownreconciliation to God. God is the omnipotent creator -ruler of this universe, and no enemy can attack us except by His permission. exm. Laban followed Jacob as an enemy, he was constrained to make peace with him. Esau reverted from adversary to brother under God's hand. Godly kings were delivered from their enemies. Even when the enemies are permitted to attack, they together with their harm, may be overruled for a greater good Rom.8:28
  • Vera ship
    This verse is self explanatory. When we live the way Christ has told us then we can have his favor and anointing on our lives. Yes this is a hard task to do but with God all things are possible. We must subnit ourselfs to prayer and ask God's guidance in our life. When we have sinned repent and believe that you received forgiveness.
  • MockingBird
    Faith pleases God : Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God : When we are walking in faith and in the commandments of God , I believe as the word of God teaches , we are pleasing to our God !! Therefore my enemies shall be at peace with me also : For I would think that my enemy cannot come through the blood of Jesus and he flees at the spoken word when spoken in Faith : upholding all things by the word of His power !!!
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • 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.