Proverbs 3 :5

Proverbs 3 :5 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Put all your hope in God, not looking to your reason for support.

Webster's Revision

Trust in the LORD with all thy heart; and lean not to thy own understanding.

World English Bible

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding:

Definitions for Proverbs 3 :5

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3 :5

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart - This is a most important precept:

1. God is the Fountain of all good.

2. He has made his intelligent creatures dependent upon himself.

3. He requires them to be conscious of that dependence.

4. He has promised to communicate what they need.

5. He commands them to believe his promise, and look for its fulfillment.

6. And to do this without doubt, fear, or distrust; "with their whole heart."

Lean not unto thine own understanding - אל תשען al tishshaen, do not prop thyself. It is on God, not on thyself, that thou art commanded to depend. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 3 :5

In preaching "trust in God" the moralist anticipates the teaching that man is justified by faith. To confide in God's will, the secret of all true greatness, is to rise out of all our anxieties and plans and fears when we think of ourselves as the arbiters of our own fortunes, and so "lean to our own understanding."

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 3 :5

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