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Proverbs 16:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Roll, upon Yahweh, thy doings, that thy plans, may be established.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Commit thy workes vnto the LORD, and thy thoughts shalbe established.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Commit thy works unto Yahweh, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Commit 1556
{1556} Prime
גּלל
galal
{gaw-lal'}
A primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
thy works 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and thy thoughts 4284
{4284} Prime
מַחֲשָׁבָה
machashabah
{makh-ash-aw-baw'}
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
shall be established. 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:3

_ _ (Compare Margin). Rely on God for success to your lawful purposes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 16:3

_ _ Note, 1. It is a very desirable thing to have our thoughts established, and not tossed, and put into a hurry, by disquieting cares and fears, — to go on in an even steady course of honesty and piety, not disturbed, or put out of frame, by any event or change, — to be satisfied that all shall work for good and issue well at last, and therefore to be always easy and sedate. 2. The only way to have our thoughts established is to commit our works to the Lord. The great concerns of our souls must be committed to the grace of God, with a dependence upon and submission to the conduct of that grace (2 Timothy 1:12); all our outward concerns must be committed to the providence of God, and to the sovereign, wise, and gracious disposal of that providence. Roll thy works upon the Lord (so the word is); roll the burden of thy care from thyself upon God. Lay the matter before him by prayer. Make known thy works unto the Lord (so some read it), not only the works of thy hand, but the workings of thy heart; and then leave it with him, by faith and dependence upon him, submission and resignation to him. The will of the Lord be done. We may then be easy when we resolve that whatever pleases God shall please us.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 16:3

Commit — Refer all thy actions and concerns to God, as the end of them, and depend upon God's providence for success. Established — Thy designs shall be brought to an happy issue.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Commit:
Heb. Roll

thy works:

Job 5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Psalms 37:4-5 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. ... Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ... Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
Luke 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

thy thoughts:

Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, ... Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
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Jb 5:8; 22:28. Ps 37:4; 55:22. Is 7:5. Mt 6:25. Lk 12:22. Php 4:6. 1P 5:7.

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