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We may make our plans, but God has the last word.
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It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.
Exodus 4:11,12,15 The Lord said to him: Who made man's mouth? or who made the dumb and the deaf, the seeing and the blind? did not I? . . .
Jeremiah 1:7-9 And the Lord said to me: Say not: I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee: and whatsoever I shall command thee, thou shalt speak. . . .
Matthew 10:19,20 But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak: . . .
Luke 12:11,12 And when they shall bring you into the synagogues and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say. . . .
Luke 21:14,15 Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer: . . .
ContextThe Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
1It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.2All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.…
The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom: and humility goeth before glory.
The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.
There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.
I know, O Lord, that the way of a man is not his: neither is it in a man to walk, and to direct his steps.
Additional TranslationsThe plans of the heart belong to man, but the reply of the tongue is from the LORD.The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
The preparations of the heart belong to man: but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, are from the LORD.
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.
Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
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