Parallel Verses

Amplified

The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.

New American Standard Bible

The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

King James Version

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Holman Bible

The reflections of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

International Standard Version

People do the planning, but the end result is from the LORD.

A Conservative Version

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from LORD.

American Standard Version

The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

Bible in Basic English

The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.

Darby Translation

The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Of man are the preparations of the heart, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

To man the dispositions of the heart, and the answer of the tongue from Jehovah.

King James 2000

The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

To mortals [belong] the plans of the heart, but from Yahweh [comes] the answer of the tongue.

Modern King James verseion

The ordering of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A man may well purpose a thing in his heart; but the answer of the tongue cometh of the LORD.

NET Bible

The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

To man, belong the preparations of the heart, but, from Yahweh, cometh the answer of the tongue.

Webster

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, are from the LORD.

World English Bible

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מערך 
Ma`arak 
Usage: 1

in man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and the answer
מענה 
Ma`aneh 
Usage: 8

of the tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 16:1

References

Easton

Fausets

Smith

Images Proverbs 16:1

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).



Cross References

Proverbs 19:21

Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.

Proverbs 16:9

A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.

Matthew 10:19-20

But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to say will be given you in that very hour and moment,

Exodus 4:11-12

And the Lord said to him, Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the dumb, or the deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Exodus 4:15

You must speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you what you shall do.

2 Chronicles 18:31

And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat [of Judah], they said, It is the king of Israel. So they turned to fight against him, but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.

Ezra 7:27

Blessed be the Lord, the God of our fathers [said Ezra], Who put such a thing as this into the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord in Jerusalem,

Nehemiah 1:11

O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere and fear Your name (Your nature and attributes); and prosper, I pray You, Your servant this day and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was cupbearer to the king.

Psalm 10:17

O Lord, You have heard the desire and the longing of the humble and oppressed; You will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts, You will cause Your ear to hear,

Psalm 119:36

Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness (robbery, sensuality, unworthy riches).

Proverbs 20:24

Man's steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way?

Proverbs 21:1

The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.

Jeremiah 1:7-9

But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.

Jeremiah 10:23

O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps.

Jeremiah 32:39-40

And I will give them one heart and one way, that they may [reverently] fear Me forever for the good of themselves and of their children after them.

Ezekiel 36:26-27

A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Luke 12:11-12

And when they bring you before the synagogues and the magistrates and the authorities, do not be anxious [beforehand] how you shall reply in defense or what you are to say.

Luke 21:14-15

Resolve and settle it in your minds not to meditate and prepare beforehand how you are to make your defense and how you will answer.

2 Corinthians 8:16

But thanks be to God Who planted the same earnest zeal and care for you in the heart of Titus.

Philippians 2:13

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

James 1:16-18

Do not be misled, my beloved brethren.

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