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

  • BSP
    God despises those who are haughty and they are sure to experience a downfall.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 103:21 bless you the LORD all you HIS hosts you ministers of HIS that do HIS pleasure PSALM 111:2 the works of the LORD are great sought out of all them --- that have pleasure therein --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth --- but had pleasure in unrighteousness 3 JOHN 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that MY children --- walk in truth PROVERBS 11:23 --the desire of the righteous-- is only good but the expectation of the wicked is wrath PSALM 10:3 for the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth
  • Geraldine Cole
    One thing we all do know Jesus has the Last word on everything in life and Death why because if we look closer we will see him in our life you see he breath on Saved and unsaved with Jesus this world would be different world we who are saved know the truth and his name Jesus you cannot get around him.You cannot go under him and you cannot go above him he is every place at the same time he is watching all
  • Lilian
    When a man's ways please the Lord He is making peace even to his enemies. Jehovah Shalom Jesus is the only Prince of Peace not even in this world giveth I will praise you Jesus forever amen
  • Cynthia
    THANK GOD PROVERBS 16.7 IS VERY TRUE.HE IS IN CONTROL.NOT OUR ENEMIES
  • BSP
    Verse 32: It takes a great amount of strength to control our anger.