, that is, a human being
(an individual or the species, mankind
A form of H3824
; the heart
; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre
A primitive root; properly to plait
or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave
or (generally) to fabricate
; figuratively to plot
or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
; a road
); figuratively a course
of life or mode
of action, often adverbially.
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
A primitive root; properly to be erect
(that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up
, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish
), or figurative (appoint
, render sure
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
; a pace
or regular step
_ _ (Compare Proverbs 16:3).
_ _ directeth establisheth.
_ _ Man is here represented to us, 1. As a reasonable creature, that has the faculty of contriving for himself: His heart devises his way, designs an end, and projects ways and means leading to that end, which the inferior creatures, who are governed by sense and natural instinct, cannot do. The more shame for him if he do not devise the way how to please God and provide for his everlasting state. 2. But as a depending creature, that is subject to the direction and dominion of his Maker. If men devise their way, so as to make God's glory their end and his will their rule, they may expect that he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace, so that they shall not miss their way nor come short of their end. But let men devise their worldly affairs ever so politely, and with ever so great a probability of success, yet God has the ordering of the event, and sometimes directs their steps to that which they least intended. The design of this is to teach us to say, If the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that (James 4:14, James 4:15), and to have our eye to God, not only in the great turns of our lives, but in every step we take. Lord, direct my way, 1 Thessalonians 3:11.
Deviseth Proposes what he will do. Directeth Over rules and disposes all his designs and actions.
A (e) man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
(e) He shows the folly of man who thinks that his ways are in his own hand, and yet is not able to move one foot unless God gives force.
of the heart in man, and
the answer of the tongue, [is
] from the LORD.
devices in a man's heart; nevertheless
the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Proverbs 20:24 Man's
] of the LORD; how
can a man then understand his own way?
] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
of a [good
] man are ordered
by the LORD: and he delighteth
in his way.
Declaring the end
from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things
] that are not [yet
] done, saying, My counsel
shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
O LORD, I know that the way of man [is
] not in himself: [it is
] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
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