Proverbs 19:21

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There are many deuices in a mans heart: neuerthelesse the counsell of the Lord, that shall stand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging.
- Basic English Bible

Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.
- Darby Bible

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
- Webster's Bible

There are many plans in a man's heart, but Yahweh's counsel will prevail.
- World English Bible

Many [are] the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There are many devices in a man's heart; but the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion
  • Mike
    Verse 11 reminds us that we should remain calm if we are offended. By applying the Bible’s wise counsel and praying for God’s help, we can remain calm when a situation arise.
  • Adepeju. Bankole
    proverb 19 verses 26. teaches about how children should rrespect their parents, so that they may live a long life and be prosperous , I think this proverb also speak to. us about respect for eldest may God bless his word and let find room in our hearts whether we be men or women's the same rules applies to I is all. so let is all be. ready to eagerly accept
  • Mbugua
    Comment*verse 20; wisdom gathered and learned in youth issues forth in understanding and prudence in adulthood and old age .
    verse 21; there is an excellent contrast between man and God. Man's best thoughts are merely devices or imaginations, while God's mind is counsel.
    Man cannot hide human counsel from God, but God's counsel is beyond the understanding of man except as God opens it to him.

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