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
    I’m so happy to read Gods Word.
  • A disciple
    Susan; When God appeared to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask whatever he desired; Solomon's desire was to be able to shepherd the people of God with wisdom and understanding like his father David did. If you read the opening words of the Proverbs you can see this was his intention, and the Spirit of God's inspiration, to teach wisdom and give practical knowledge for a meaningful godly life.
  • Todd Brawley
    Proverbs is the only book to guide you of how to be and act. And the discipline of what you get for doing as God says
  • BSP
    Verse 27: We don't want to hold back doing good in any way when it is within our power to do so.
  • Lu2677
    Heeding His word is liberating; peace and joy comes with obeying his commands. v.5"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Folks, this is not a suggestion from the Creator, it is a command!
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 3:1-7,11-12. This chapter is similar to the concept of Psalms 91. When we learn his commandments and do them, we are set free. I am awe struck; so, to answer the question about being frustrated with Psalms 91, no I'm not! Amen.

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