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Proverbs 29:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The fear of man, setteth a snare, but, he that trusteth in Yahweh, shall be placed on high.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The feare of man bringeth a snare: but who so putteth his trust in the LORD, shall be safe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [they] fearing and reverencing men [unreasonably] have been overthrown, but he that trusts in the Lord shall rejoice. Ungodliness causes a man to stumble: but he that trusts in his master shall be safe.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in Yahweh shall be safe.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The fear 2731
{2731} Prime
חֲרָדָה
charadah
{khar-aw-daw'}
Feminine of H2730; fear, anxiety.
of man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
bringeth 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a snare: 4170
{4170} Prime
מוֹקֵשׁ
mowqesh
{mo-kashe'}
From H3369; a noose (for catching animals), (literally or figuratively); by implication a hook (for the nose).
but whoso putteth his trust 982
{0982} Prime
בָּטַח
batach
{baw-takh'}
A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
shall be safe. 7682
{7682} Prime
שָׂגַב
sagab
{saw-gab'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) lofty, especially inaccessible; by implication safe, strong; used literally and figuratively.
z8792
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 29:25

_ _ The fear ... snare — involves men in difficulty (compare Proverbs 29:6).

_ _ shall be safe — (Compare Margin; Proverbs 18:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 29:25

_ _ Here, 1. We are cautioned not to dread the power of man, neither the power of a prince nor the power of the multitude; both are formidable enough, but the slavish fear of either brings a snare, that is, exposes men to many insults (some take a pride in terrifying the timorous), or rather exposes men to many temptations. Abraham, for fear of man, denied his wife, and Peter his Master, and many a one his God and religion. We must not shrink from duty, nor commit sin, to avoid the wrath of man, nor, though we see it coming upon us, be disquieted with fear, Daniel 3:16; Psalms 118:6. He must himself die (Isaiah 51:12) and can but kill our body, Luke 12:5. 2. We are encouraged to depend upon the power of God, which would keep us from all that fear of man which has either torment or temptation in it. Whoso puts his trust in the Lord, for protection and supply in the way of duty, shall be set on high, above the power of man and above the fear of that power. A holy confidence in God makes a man both great and easy, and enables him to look with a gracious contempt upon the most formidable designs of hell and earth against him. If God be my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 29:25

A snare — Is an occasion of many sins.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a (f) snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

(f) He who fears man more than God falls into a snare and is destroyed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
fear:

Genesis 12:11-13 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look upon: ... Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, She [is] my sister: for he feared to say, [She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon.
Exodus 32:22-24 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they [are set] on mischief. ... And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break [it] off. So they gave [it] me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
1 Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
1 Samuel 27:11 And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring [tidings] to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so [will be] his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.
1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which [belongeth] to Judah, and left his servant there.
Isaiah 57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid [it] to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Matthew 26:69-74 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. ... Then began he to curse and to swear, [saying], I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
John 9:22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess [him], lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 19:12-13 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. ... When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
Galatians 2:11-13 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. ... And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
2 Timothy 4:16-17 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge. ... Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

whoso:

Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that [were] with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
Psalms 118:8 [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psalms 125:1 [[A Song of degrees.]] They that trust in the LORD [shall be] as mount Zion, [which] cannot be removed, [but] abideth for ever.
Ecclesiastes 7:18 [It is] good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
Daniel 3:28 [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Daniel 6:23 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

safe:
Heb. set on high,
Psalms 69:29 But I [am] poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
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Gn 12:11; 20:2, 11; 26:7. Ex 32:22. 1S 15:24; 27:1, 11. 1K 19:3. 1Ch 5:20. Ps 69:29; 91:14; 118:8; 125:1. Pv 16:20; 18:10; 30:5. Ec 7:18. Is 57:11. Dn 3:28; 6:23. Mt 10:28; 15:12; 26:69. Jn 3:2; 9:22; 12:42; 19:12. Ga 2:11. 2Ti 4:16. 1P 1:21.

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