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

  • LILIAN ROTIMI
    Trusting God completely even when we do not know how its going to happen. He that created the heavens and the earth is able to make every thing right in our lives If we can totally depend on Him.
  • Rebecca Martinez-Smith
    My Abba PAPA has chosen this scripture on my day of miracles on this MAY 11, 2016, Wednesday, as ABBA has predestined me since before the foundations of the world. AMEIN! HALL-EL-U-YAH! I GIVE ABBA HONOR, PRAISE
  • Charlie
    Solomon breaks down a simple conclusion of understanding ,wisdom and knowledge of GOD and all we have to do is take the time to read . The LORD made it simple for a great daily reading and even though I have a tenth grade education , All we have to do is read and GOD reveals his word .
  • IRENE123
    TO GERALDINE - AMEN!
  • Chuks
    This is really awesome. Wisdom is profitable to direct. Since the heavens and earth were created through the Wisdom of God, by extension, man cannot do anything profiting without the Wisdom of God, which is first of all pure.
  • Sherry johnson
    Chapter three of proverbs is astounding......the key to any success , is God's wisdom. This wisdom for us is connected to our willingness to obey him. To love his instruction over all things. In obedience to his word , will bring healing wealth, success in all areas of our existence.

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