Proverbs 3:3

“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let not mercy and trueth forsake thee: bind them about thy necke, write them vpon the table of thine heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;
- Basic English Bible

Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
- Darby Bible

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thy heart:
- Webster's Bible

Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
- World English Bible

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thy heart;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:3


3:3 Mercy - Mercy denotes all benignity, charity, and readiness to do good to others: truth or faithfulness respects all those duties which we owe to God or man, which we have special obligation from the rules of justice. Bind them - Like a chain, wherewith persons adorn their necks. Table - In thy mind and heart, in which all God's commands are to be received and engraven.


Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • Wayne
    Going along with vv. 8-9, Matt. 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, AND HIS RIGHTIOUSNESS, and all these things shall be added unto you. When giving tithes and offerings, unto the Lord, if in your heart you are so disposed, please make a way, Lord, for the increase in giving. Cheerful giving. And He will make the way, out of His abundance! His grace is sufficient for us. BELIEVE!!
  • Gary Barr
    It's the most beautiful thing there is!!!!!!
  • Mary Emmnuel
    This verse simply implies that in everything we do, we should acknowledge the presence of God through prayers. We couldn't be successful when we don't see God in everything we do.
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 3:12 for whom the LORD loveth HE correcteth even as a father the son in whom he delighteth 3:13 happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding proverbs 4:5 get wisdom get understanding forget it not neither decline from the words of MY mouth proverbs 4:7 wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding proverbs 8:14 counsel is mine and sound wisdom I am understanding I have strength proverbs 9:10 the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy is understanding 1 peter 1:16 because it is written be ye holy for I am holy 1 john 5:20 and we know that the SON OF GOD is come and hath given us an understanding that we may know HIM that is true and we are in HIM that is true even in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST this is the true GOD and eternal life ---- PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD----LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Koji Baskerville
    I attend an online doctoral program that happens to be a Christian based university. Each week the facilitator will have a prayer for the week. I searched another scripture first Psalm 118:24, but somehow this one surfaced. This is the one I used to submit to the classroom forum because it spoke to everything in my life that has happened and is currently happening with my fiance' and my best friend. Thank you for breaking down this scripture for me.
  • Lilian
    In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. I trust the Lord in all his ways for his ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts neither his ways is ours. Thanks to the blood of Jesus by his blood i am cleansed Jesus and his words are my life . Jesus is the Vine without him WE as the branches cant bear fruits. Lets worship and praise Jesus amen

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