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

  • 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!
  • GeraldineCole
    Praise The Lord Jesus for his instructions to us now all we have to do is follow them .and enjoy the fruits of our labor its a gift from God u know life is really what u make it. be it good or bad we cannot blame Jesus for he has never directed us the wrong way our flesh and the devil leaves us the wrong way .we need to live in the the world not be of the world this is not our home .heaven is
  • 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.
  • R.L.Jackson
    Shame or glory your choice most would choose glory but shame has touch us all how do you avoid this nasty feeling you let go of your emotions and walk with Christ how to walk with Christ you sit and listen then you do what he said to you in the day and the Light will remain.

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