What Does the Bible Say About Finding Your Way? 11 Inspirational Verses


Proverbs 3:5-6

ESVTrust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
KJVTrust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
NASBTrust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
NIVTrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
NLTTrust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Psalm 32:8

ESVI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
KJVI will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
NASBI will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
NIVI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
NLTThe LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

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Psalm 37:23

ESVThe steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;
KJVThe steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
NASBThe steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
NIVThe LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
NLTThe LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

Jeremiah 29:11

ESVFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
KJVFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
NASB‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
NIVFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
NLTFor I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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Isaiah 11:2

ESVAnd the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
KJVAnd the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
NASBThe Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
NIVThe Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—
NLTAnd the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:3

ESVCall to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
KJVCall unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
NASB‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
NIVCall to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
NLTAsk me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

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Psalm 37:23-24

ESVThe steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
KJVThe steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
NASBThe steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 24 When he falls, he will not be hurled down, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
NIVThe Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
NLTThe LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

Jeremiah 1:7-8

ESVBut the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”
KJVBut the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
NASBBut the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8“Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to save you,” declares the LORD.
NIVBut the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
NLTThe LORD replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 8 And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

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Proverbs 16:1-2

ESVThe plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.
KJVThe preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
NASBThe plans of the heart belong to a person, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a person are clean in his own sight, But the LORD examines the [a]motives.
NIVTo humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
NLTWe can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer. 2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives.

Proverbs 16:9

ESVThe heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
KJVA man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
NASBThe mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
NIVIn their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
NLTWe can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.

Job 33:14-15

ESVFor God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds
KJVFor God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
NASB“Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it. 15 “In a dream, a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls on people, While they slumber in their beds,
NIVFor God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
NLTFor God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. 15 He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.

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