9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

Other Translations of Proverbs 16:9

King James Version

9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

English Standard Version

9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

The Message

9 We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. It Pays to Take Life Seriously

New King James Version

9 A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

New Living Translation

9 We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 16:9

Commentary on Proverbs 16:9-10

(Read Proverbs 16:9-10)

If men make God's glory their end, and his will their rule, he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace. 10. Let kings and judges of the earth be just, and rule in the fear of God.