New American Standard Bible
Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?
King James Bible
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are from Jehovah; and how can a man understand his own way?
World English Bible
A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?
Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The order of a man's life is a mystery even to himself. He knows not where he is going, or for what God is educating him.
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
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.
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified.
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