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Psalms 118:9

    Psalms 118:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in princes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in rulers.

    Webster's Revision

    It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in princes.

    World English Bible

    It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in princes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is better to trust in the LORD, than to put confidence in princes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 118:9

    In princes - Men of high estate are generally proud, vainglorious, self-confident, and rash: it is better to trust in God than in them. Often they cannot deliver, and often they will not when they can. However, in the concerns of our salvation, and in matters which belong to Providence, they can do nothing.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 118:9

    It is better ... than to put confidence in princes - Even in the most mighty of the human race; in those who of all people may be supposed to have the most ability to aid us; in those whose favor is often sought more than the favor of God. Princes are only men; often as faithless and deceitful as other men; often less reliable in their character than those in more humble life. and in the great matters where we most need aid - in sickness, in danger, in death, in the eternal world - as absolutely powerless as men in the lowest condition of poverty, or in the most humble rank.