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

  • Blanche
    Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of the mouth ,I should oserve to do all that is written in them God will make me prosper and I will have good success.
  • Ross
    Yes wisdom is from God but we have to ask in faith fully confident that we have what we have asked for we cannot be double minded for every promise of GOD is yes and amen in CHRIST JESUS to him be glory for ever amen

  • Debora Newell
    This verse is powerful this has really made my thank u Jesus for another day to serve u more than I have God Bless AMEN.
  • MockingBird
    Wisdom of God is the principle thing : The wisdom of God is how to live my life : To also get understanding to know how to apply His wisdom to my life is even better I will be very happy !!!
  • Roger
    I believe that if you have the holy spirit within then you will have sound wisdom and discretion.
  • George Attah
    Because wisdom is a gift of the spirit so anyone who has it is a blessing.And getting wisdom also gives understanding ,Amen

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