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!!!!!!
  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 5:15 and if we know that HE hear us whatsoever we ask we know that we have the petitions that we desired of HIM luke 21:19 in your patience possess ye your souls 2 timothy 3:16 all scripture is given by inspiration of GOD and is profitable for doctrine for reproof for correction for instruction in righteousness---whatever we ask according to HIS will
  • Steve morrow
    3:5 trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding john 14:13
    and whatsoever you shall ask in MY name that will I do that the FATHER may be glorified in the SON 14:14 if you shall ask any thing in MY name I will do it 1 john 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US

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