Proverbs 19:21
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English Standard Version
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.

English Revised Version
There are many devices in a man's heart; but the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 Slothfulness sinketh into deep sleep,

     And an idle soul must hunger.

Regarding תּרדּמה and its root-word רדם, vid., at Proverbs 10:5. הפּיל, to befall, to make to get, is to be understood after Genesis 3:21; the obj. על־האדם, viz., העצל, is naturally to be supplied. In 15b the fut. denotes that which will certainly happen, the inevitable. In both of its members the proverb is perfectly clear; Hitzig, however, corrects 15a, and brings out of it the meaning, "slothfulness gives tasteless herbs to eat." The lxx has two translations of this proverb, here and at Proverbs 18:8. That it should translate רמיה by ἀνδρόγυνος was necessary, as Lagarde remarks, for the exposition of the "works of a Hebrew Sotades." But the Hebrew literature never sunk to such works, wallowing in the mire of sensuality, and ἀνδρόγυνος is not at all thus enigmatical; the Greek word was also used of an effeminate man, a man devoid of manliness, a weakling, and was, as the lxx shows, more current in the Alexandrine Greek than elsewhere.

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Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Genesis 37:19,20 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes...

Esther 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews...

Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

Psalm 33:10,11 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect...

Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Isaiah 7:6,7 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the middle of it...

Daniel 11:24,25 He shall enter peaceably even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done...

Matthew 26:4,5 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him...

Matthew 27:63,64 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again...


Proverbs 16:1,9 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD...

Proverbs 21:1,30 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will...

Genesis 45:4-8 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother...

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand...

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Acts 5:38,39 And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing...

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance...

Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath...

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Cross References
Hebrews 6:17
So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,

Psalm 33:10
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Proverbs 16:1
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

Proverbs 19:22
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

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