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

  • Gloria Sandoval
    Just as he keeps His promise to me I should be and make myself strong for Him. For only He is worthy of my effort.
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Lu2677
    To the woman who said she prefers the NT to the OT, Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Read:Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 21:8, Titus 1:15.
  • Lu2677
    Concerning the question; will God devise a man's plan?. "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37
  • Lu2677
    Concerning "can God devise and direct a man's plan"
    Romans 11:33 "For of him, through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
    Amen."
    God means what he says; all things.
  • MockingBird
    If we allow His Spirit within to direct us ; yes , He will show you how in the whole thing to do it. Just take your time and make sure you go the direction that He is directing you in. Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not to your own understanding.