Proverbs 20:24
Modern Translations
New International Version
A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?

New Living Translation
The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?

English Standard Version
A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

Berean Study Bible
A man’s steps are from the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?

New American Standard Bible
A man’s steps are ordained by the LORD; How then can a person understand his way?

NASB 1995
Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?

NASB 1977
Man’s steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?

Amplified Bible
Man’s steps are ordered and ordained by the LORD. How then can a man [fully] understand his way?

Christian Standard Bible
Even a courageous person’s steps are determined by the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man's steps are determined by the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?

Contemporary English Version
How can we know what will happen to us when the LORD alone decides?

Good News Translation
The LORD has determined our path; how then can anyone understand the direction his own life is taking?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is the one who directs a person's steps. How then can anyone understand his own way?

International Standard Version
A man's steps are directed by the LORD; how then can anyone understand his own way?

NET Bible
The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD--so how can anyone understand his own way?
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

New King James Version
A man’s steps are of the LORD; How then can a man understand his own way?

King James 2000 Bible
A man's steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

New Heart English Bible
A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

World English Bible
A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?

American King James Version
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

American Standard Version
A man's goings are of Jehovah; How then can man understand his way?

A Faithful Version
Man's steps 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?

English Revised Version
A man's goings are of the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

Webster's Bible Translation
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The steps of man are ruled by the Lord: how can a man then vnderstand his owne way?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The Lord ordereth euery mans goinges: how can a man then vnderstand his owne way?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The LORDE ordreth euery mas goinges, for what is he, that vnderstondeth his owne wayes?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The steps of a man [are] from YHWH, "" And man—how does he understand his way?

Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?

Smith's Literal Translation
From Jehovah man's steps; and how shall man understand his way?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The steps of man are guided by the Lord: but who is the man that can understand his own way?

Catholic Public Domain Version
The steps of men are directed by the Lord. But who is the man able to understand his own way?

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The steps of a man are before LORD JEHOVAH, and who is the man that will order his way?

Lamsa Bible
A man's steps are directed by the LORD; who is the man, then, who can direct his own way?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
A man's goings are of the LORD; How then can man look to his way?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A man's goings are directed of the Lord: how then can a mortal understand his ways?








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