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Proverbs 3:5

    Proverbs 3:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine 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:

    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' Notes 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."

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    Verses Related to Proverbs 3:5

    Joshua 1:9 - Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
    Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.