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Proverbs 3:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Trust in the LORD with all thy heart; and lean not to thy own understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Trust thou in Yahweh, with all thy heart, and, unto thine own understanding, do not lean:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thy own prudence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and leaue not vnto thine owne vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Trust in God with all thine heart; and be not exalted in thine own wisdom.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Trust 982
{0982} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
in x413
(0413) Complement
(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
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
with all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
thine heart; 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
and lean 8172
{8172} Prime
A primitive root; to support one's self.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
not x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(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.
thine own understanding. 998
{0998} Prime
From H0995; understanding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:5

_ _ Trust ... heart — This is the center and marrow of true wisdom (Proverbs 22:19; Proverbs 28:25). The positive duty has its corresponding negation in the admonition against self-confidence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:5

Trust — Wholly rely upon God's promises and providences. Lean not — Under this one kind of carnal confidence, he understands all other confidence in bodily strength, wealth, or friends.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 22:19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 115:9-11 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he [is] their help and their shield. ... Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he [is] their help and their shield.
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.
Psalms 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee. ... Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. ... For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.


Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches:
Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Romans 12:16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. ... And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
1 Corinthians 8:1-2 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. ... And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
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