Proverbs 16:3

“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Commit thy workes vnto the Lord, and thy thoughts shalbe established.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain.
- Basic English Bible

Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Darby Bible

Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Webster's Bible

Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.
- World English Bible

Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:3


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.


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Mike
    Pride can interfere with our listening to the voice of Jehovah God and can lead us to take a disastrous course. We want to make sure they we do not think too highly of ourselves.
  • T
    A wise person studies and applies God's Word. And we want to apply the teachings we find in our life.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - man proposes, but God disposes; so many, if not all of our 'adages' come from the Bible
  • Tim
    In verse 16 we see that acquiring godly wisdom, that is, gaining accurate knowledge of God’s Word, the Bible, and acting in harmony with it, helps us to walk in the way Jehovah approves
  • Paul
    This chapter spells out the sovereignty of God. He is in control of our words, steps and destinies. God controls and directs all. Check out Isa. 45. 7 and Rom. 9. Man is on His sovereign leash and He will direct him according to His will and pleasure.
  • Trusting in the Lord
    A day served happy adds to a long life.