Proverbs 20:24

24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?

Proverbs 20:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
ESV
24 A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?
NLT
24 The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
MSG
24 The very steps we take come from God; otherwise how would we know where we're going?
CSB
24 A man's steps are determined by the Lord, so how can anyone understand his own way?

Proverbs 20:24 In-Context

22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.
23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.
26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 90:12
  • 2. S Job 33:29
  • 3. S Proverbs 19:21; Jeremiah 10:23
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