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

  • 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.
  • Evangelist James Adeola
    Only the way and thought of God will be established. If we have Jesus' heart then we have His way. Only our God glorifying thoughts can be established. Shalom.
  • Ruby Cousinss
    Proverbs :16. This chapter is a powerful one reminding us that if we are willing and read the word of God, and do what he says he is going blessed in a significant way.The word of God in Proverbs speaks pf wisdom. We should stay in the will of God that we may be fruitful and prosperous. The word washes us and cleanses us so that our lives may be established.upon this earth.
  • 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
  • MockingBird
    Commit is to deposit . Works is my work of Faith and the work of labor of love toward others : As I do this in the will of God , my thoughts will be established : fixed strengthened and able to stand. I believe all else personal in my life also spiritual physically mentally and flesh and financially : God leaves nothing out : He is conscience of our whole man !!!