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Many plans are in a person’s heart,
but Yahweh’s counsel itself will stand. Bible

“will stand.” The Hebrew word is qum (#06965 קוּם), and it means to stand, to rise, be fulfilled, etc. In this context is means to stand, that is, to be fulfilled (cp. BDB Hebrew Lexicon; Waltke). The JPS Tanakh reads, “it is the LORD’s plan that is accomplished.” We humans make many plans, and some of them come to pass and some of them do not. However, the plans of Yahweh will stand, and as such, will also come to pass. That is why we can have confidence in our future everlasting life.


Commentary for: Proverbs 19:21