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

  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.
  • Patricia James
    This is a powerful chapter in the Lord's Book. Amen!! Hallelujah!
  • Talia Tiara Trapier
    Bless god people this is the right thing to read
  • Mani
    Thanks be the god amen
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 16:1,2,3-4; V1"The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. V.4"The Lord made all things for himself,yea even the wicked for the day of evil."Here we learn that God causes the spiritual condition of the heart, and what we speak. "day of evil" is the Day of the Lord.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things." Free will;NOT
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)