Jeremiah 10:23

NET ©

Lord, we know that people do not control their own destiny. It is not in their power to determine what will happen to them.

NIV ©

I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.

NASB ©

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.

NLT ©

I know, LORD, that a person’s life is not his own. No one is able to plan his own course.

MSG ©

I know, GOD, that mere mortals can't run their own lives, That men and women don't have what it takes to take charge of life.

BBE ©

O Lord, I am conscious that a man’s way is not in himself: man has no power of guiding his steps.

NRSV ©

I know, O LORD, that the way of human beings is not in their control, that mortals as they walk cannot direct their steps.

NKJV ©

O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

KJV
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that walketh
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to direct
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his steps
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HEBREW
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V-RAI-1S
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CONJ
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ADV
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T-GSM
anyrwpou
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T-NSF
odov
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N-NSF
autou
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D-GSM
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CONJ
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poreusetai
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V-FMI-3S
kai
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CONJ
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V-FAI-3S
poreian
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N-ASF
autou
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D-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
Lord
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, we know
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that
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people
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do not
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control their own destiny
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. It is not
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in their
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power
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to determine
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what will happen
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to them.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “Not to the man his way.” For the nuance of “fate, destiny, or the way things turn out” for the Hebrew word “way” see Hag 1:5, Isa 40:27 and probably Ps 49:13 (cf. KBL 218 s.v. דֶּרֶךְ 5). For the idea of “control” or “hold in one’s power” for the preposition “to” see Ps 3:8 (cf. BDB 513 s.v. לְ 5.b[a]).

tn Heb “Not to a man the walking and the establishing his step.”