Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 16:9 in English Standard Version "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Ps 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; Pr 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Pr 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Pr 20:24 A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way? Jer 10:23 I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.