Pr 16:1

16:1 The sages occasionally remind us that human responsibility to reason and act does not contradict God’s sovereignty (vv. 2, 9).

answer . . . from the Lord. The phrase means either that God enables us to give that apt answer and carry through plans, or that God’s answer (His word of decision) is the real power that shapes events (19:21; cf. Phil. 2:12, 13).