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 16:9

  • My thoughts on this: When a man decides to marry and chooses his soulmate, and out of nowhere his soulmate chooses to end the relationship then, Proverbs 16:9 is protecting this man from his heart that sadly chose the wrong soul mate leaving God to guide his life, for his real true love.
  • Elijah weekes for verse 9
    it gives me something to think about.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    My heart may think out and understand to go and or do a certain thing but the Lord may and does most of the time direct me a different way. The Lord directs my steps . Establishes my way. I want my Lord to direct my steps because His way is best.