Proverbs 16:3

“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy workes vnto the Lord, and thy thoughts shalbe established.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain.
- Basic English Bible

Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Darby Bible

Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Webster's Bible

Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.
- World English Bible

Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:3

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:3


16:3 Commit - Refer all thy actions and concerns to God, as the end of them, and depend upon God's providence for success. Established - Thy designs shall be brought to an happy issue.


Discussion for Proverbs 16:3

  • Kathy on Proverbs 16:3
    i want to use this verse Proverbs 16:3 ' Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established' to assure me that my thoughts are kept appropriate, not so much that my human 'plans' will work out, but that the thoughts in my head will be pleasing to God, and come from God, and not primarily from my 'human' mind.

    Any help with that, do you see that in this verse? What other verse(s) should i look at to be sure my thoughts are in line with His?

    How do you understand the use of the word 'established' related to our thoughts?
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 16:3
    Kathy, the Proverbs are generally individual words of wisdom or proverbial truths, but sometimes we see some connections, as in Proverbs 16:2,3.

    Verse 2: man's perception of himself & his actions will be deemed as correct & honourable but the Lord does not see as man does, for God weighs (or, takes into account, measures) the inner thoughts or motives of man.

    In contrast we see in verse 3: when that man does not justify his actions by his own reckoning (v2) rather commits his works (his deeds, plans, designs) to the Lord, then even his thoughts (what man plans to do further as a result of first looking to the Lord) will be confirmed & established by the Lord.

    The Truth here is that when the child of God first seeks the Lord, committing his actions to Him, then he can trust the Lord to bring it to pass even when he feels that he may be doing things from his own mind. The act of calling upon the Lord & trusting Him to work on one's behalf will mean that the Lord will also lead him throughout that endeavour.

    Some associated Scriptures that give weight to this Truth are in: Psalm 37:4,5; Proverbs 3:5,6; Luke 12:30,31.

    Scriptures regarding our thoughts: Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 16:3
    These are really good posts stored below the Commentary Section on this website.

    Paula on Proverbs 16:3 5 years ago

    The Oxford dictionary has one definition of commit as "1. to hand over, as for safekeeping charge entrust: to commit a child to the care of its aunt. " That definition sounds more like what our Lord wants - us to hand over our plans or work for safekeeping - and to entrust Him for the outcome. It 's more Fatherly. When I saw this definition, I wanted to commit my plans to Him because I know they are in good hands. I now like the word instead of rebelling against it - I felt it was more like restricting freedom before.

    Sam on Proverbs 16:3. 5 yrs ago

    Doing good According to God 's will, working heartily at pleasing God and not man, being fully engaged in the principles of God and he will instruct you and give you wisdom and success.

    Amenjay on Proverbs 16:3. 6 yrs ago

    IS OUR LORD GOD WHO GIVETH POWER TO MAKE WEALTH SO AS WE COMMIT OUR WORK OF FAITH WITH WORK OF OUR HANDS UNTO HIM THAN OUR LIFE PATH WILL BE SURELY DIRECTED, ALL BY HIS GRACE

    Explore this website. Don't be shy. :)
  • Samuel GEE on Proverbs 16:3
    the Lord has already made it clear that i should commit whatever i do unto Him, that i will do. the word of God never lie. God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should confess...thank you King of Glory. ELIEL JEHUCAL
  • Khaya Mahlobo on Proverbs 16:3
    Proverbs 16:3 says to me , God has it under control and I should commit my worth my being myself to him and he will keep his promise and bless every step I take my voice will be heard my efforts will be seen and my dreams will become a reality he will write my happy ending never mind what 's happening during the climax of my life after all he is the greatest author, he can turn all bitterness into sweetness ...Amen.
  • Michael At on Proverbs 16:3
    Covenant with God to do the works of His will and your thoughts of how to glorify Him through your works shall come to pass.
  • Lilly on Proverbs 16:3
    God is above all and since u cant trust anyone except him, i feel great when i know that my plans are safe with him amen
  • Peter on Proverbs 16:3
    When do we commit our ways is the angle I desire us to check out this portion of God ' 's Wisdom from. Pray and sit down and think. Come out with what you desire to do then before the implementation, HONESTLY SUBMIT it to God in prayer. Implement and see His hand at work ONLY when you receive the go ahead.
  • Paula on Proverbs 16:3
    The Oxford dictionary has one definition of commit as "1. to hand over, as for safekeeping charge entrust: to commit a child to the care of its aunt. " That definition sounds more like what our Lord wants - us to hand over our plans or work for safekeeping - and to entrust Him for the outcome. It 's more Fatherly. When I saw this definition, I wanted to commit my plans to Him because I know they are in good hands. I now like the word instead of rebelling against it - I felt it was more like restricting freedom before.
  • Fred on Proverbs 16:3
    Does this mean if I put my thoughts on paper they aren 't established?


 

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