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

  • LEE
    The teachings in proverb is telling us about how to live a righteous life in Christ.
  • A disciple
    "Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience." And I should add; next to our moral convictions we also have to train our minds to be bright and attentive to the things we learn, and as Peter wrote in his Second Epistle that we should always have these things ready in remembrance to be able to do them.
  • Sonja Hall
    God knows what He is doing. He created us. We reap what we sow.
  • A disciple
    "The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools." Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience. Foolishness disregards the fear and conviction, and takes the Satanic perverted stand of defiance against a good conscience, and meekness and goodness in the sight of God. The wise are the obedient, whose faith WORKS by love out of a clean heart, without stage-playing. Foolishness makes us criminals, and a grief to all with whom we have to do. Wisdom anticipates having to give account to God but fools believe that their pride and their fool companions will never be brought under subjection. The wise seek and search out the reason for things, and make full use of all that they have from God to be ready for His coming. The foolish take all the outward accoutrements, forms and methods in hopes that their show of agreement and subjection will suffice, and God will give them a pass. The Spirit of Truth and Fire of the Day shall prove what kind each of us are!
  • BSP
    Verses 27 and 28: If we have the means we should not hold back from giving to others.
  • Nedra Mclain
    God is wothy to be praised!

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