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

  • Trusting in the Lord
    A day served happy adds to a long life.
  • Devickeo seals
    I think it really sums up the whole Bible u can get a lot of wisdom and knowledge from it I mean it's all there all it takes is inheriting understanding I love it it's so strong and intense u actually feel the power of God just by reading God Bless
  • MockingBird
    Pride is an enemy of God : pride lifts up yourself in any situation that you want to be the No. 1 !! To be exalted above all others !!! Destruction is awful , but when pride goes before that destruction , your in a heap of trouble !!! Also when you show yourself above others your headed for a fall. Very outspoken scripture here I would say. So best for me to keep the pride subdued and to not allow myself to be haughty !! To walk humbly before my God then He will exalt me in the right way !!
  • Apostle A Hollys
    Depart from.evil...fear the Lord
  • BSP
    Pleasant words can not only sound sweet but can also be a healing to us and strengthen us as verse 24 shows.
  • 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