Proverbs 16:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • Samuel GEE for verse 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 for verse 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 for verse 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.