New American Standard Bible
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
King James Bible
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.
World English Bible
A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deviseth his way - i. e., Thinks it out with anxious care; yet it is the Lord and He only who directs the steps. Compare Proverbs 16:1.
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"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
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Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?
I know, O LORD, that a man's way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.
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