21 Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

Other Translations of Proverbs 19:21

King James Version

21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

English Standard Version

21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

The Message

21 We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God's purpose prevails.

New King James Version

21 There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the Lord's counsel--that will stand.

New Living Translation

21 You can make many plans, but the Lord 's purpose will prevail.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 19:21

Commentary on Proverbs 19:21

(Read Proverbs 19:21)

What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will?