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

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • 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

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