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

  • 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)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Irene123
    To Daniel K. - That was beautiful; it is so really refreshing to one's spirit to read WELL WRITTEN things like this; nor do I always write well: I forget to proofread - and I am an editor's daughter, altho' my father is gone now as I am 74.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!