; properly a valiant
man or warrior
; generally a person
; a step
; figuratively companionship
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what?
); but also exclamations like what!
), or indefinitely what
, and even relatively that which
); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
can a man
, that is, a human being
(an individual or the species, mankind
A primitive root; to separate
mentally (or distinguish
), that is, (generally) understand
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
his own way?
; a road
); figuratively a course
of life or mode
of action, often adverbially.
_ _ Man’s goings literally, “Stately steppings of a strong man.”
_ _ a man any common man.
_ _ understand or, “perceive.”
_ _ We are here taught that in all our affairs, 1. We have a necessary and constant dependence upon God. All our natural actions depend upon his providence, all our spiritual actions upon his grace. The best man is no better than God makes him; and every creature is that to us which it is the will of God that it should be. Our enterprises succeed, not as we desire and design, but as God directs and disposes. The goings even of a strong man (so the word signifies) are of the Lord, for his strength is weakness without God, nor is the battle always to the strong. 2. We have no foresight of future events, and therefore know not how to forecast for them: How can a man understand his own way? How can he tell what will befal him, since God's counsels concerning him are secret, and therefore how can he of himself contrive what to do without divine direction? We so little understand our own way that we know not what is good for ourselves, and therefore we must make a virtue of necessity, and commit our way unto the Lord, in whose hand it is, follow the guidance and submit to the disposal of Providence.
His way What the issue of his designs will be.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Daniel 5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath [is], and whose [are] all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Psalms 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Psalms 25:12 What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.
Isaiah 10:6-7 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. ... Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but [it is] in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
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