Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 16:9

Context
NETBible

A person 1  plans his course, 2  but the Lord directs 3  his steps. 4 

XREF

Ps 37:23; Pr 16:1; Pr 19:21; Pr 20:24; Pr 21:30; Isa 46:10; Jer 10:23

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the heart of a man.” This stresses that it is within the heart that plans are made. Only those plans that are approved by God will succeed.

tn Heb “his way” (so KJV, NASB).

tn The verb כּוּן (kun, “to establish; to confirm”) with צַעַד (tsaad, “step”) means “to direct” (e.g., Ps 119:133; Jer 10:23). This contrasts what people plan and what actually happens – God determines the latter.

sn “Steps” is an implied comparison, along with “way,” to indicate the events of the plan as they work out.



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