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

  • 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.
  • Carlos Morrison
    My mother has always said that proverbs provides instructions for the young in particularly ....And I agree....
  • Nimo
    Comment*very good emphasis about wisdom.It was through it that God Himself created al earth and its beings.Thus to gain al we ask from Him we only need one thing;His Wisdom
  • Joyce Ballentine
    WHY SHOULD WE NOT LEAN TO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING??? CAUSE LEANING WILL CAUSE US TO FALL HARD! THE LORD WHO CREATED ALL CREATION NEW US EVEN BEFORE WE WAS BORN! HE KNOWS EVERY STRAND OF HAIR ON OUR HEAD! NOTHING HAPPENS IN LIFE WITHOUT HIM ALREADY KNOWING IT! WE MUST KNOW THAT GOD HAS OUR BEST INTEREST AND WANT US TO SUCCEED IN LIFE! HE WANTS US TO PROSPER AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH! ONLY SATAN IS AN AUTHOR OF CONFUSION WHO COMES TO KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY ANYTHING GOOD! WE WANT UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THATS HAPPENS IN LIFE, BUT WE CAN TRUST GOD FOR EVERYTHING! LORD I AM LEARNING TO TRUST U MORE AND MORE EACH DAY! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • Geraldine Cole
    I agree with U Maxwell Asava it not Just about tiths .now days churches are selling the gospel they talk about money all the time when God Said give a tenth he said give your first fruit the question is what is your frist fruits he never really said what first fruit was but he did say so there will be meat in my house he did not mean for the preacher to have it all but to help the needie andchurch
  • Linette Reinhardt
    Chapter 3 was great just be contented what you have and the Lord will bless you if your not greedy. Serve him to the fullest hold on him not let go. He will fill the barns full bless him every day. Give him the glory.

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