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

  • Chuck van horn
    Ask God for what you want ask Him the words to say to pray
  • Raphael maina kimani for verse 17
    Would like to understand the verse clearly and how i wish follow it.
  • Willie moore
    I am seeking Gods knowledge and wisdom I like reading proverbs chapter 16
  • Ibiloye Abiodun C. for verse 3
    commit your work implying your plans, visions, responsibilities, business,.education, family, etc to God for direction, strength, grace, wisdom and blessings.. trusting Him for power, help and finally joy of completion. Indeed, nothing is impossible with our faithful heavenly Father, He will fulfill and actualised our hope, dream, joy and success aspirations, 'our thought' of our expectations as we work is extablished, real testimony of success. Amen
  • Samuel GEE for verse 3
    the Lord has already made it clear that i should commit whatever i do unto Him, that i will do. the word of God never lie. God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should confess...thank you King of Glory. ELIEL JEHUCAL
  • Khaya Mahlobo for verse 3
    Proverbs 16:3 says to me , God has it under control and I should commit my worth my being myself to him and he will keep his promise and bless every step I take my voice will be heard my efforts will be seen and my dreams will become a reality he will write my happy ending never mind what 's happening during the climax of my life after all he is the greatest author, he can turn all bitterness into sweetness ...Amen.