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.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
The plans of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
But the counsel of the Lord will stand.
Man’s steps are ordained by the Lord,
How then can man understand his way?
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
There is no wisdom and no understanding
And no counsel against the Lord.