Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and leaue not vnto thine owne vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put all your hope in God, not looking to your reason for support.
- Basic English Bible

Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence;
- Darby Bible

Trust in the LORD with all thy heart; and lean not to thy own understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.
- World English Bible

Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Trust in the LORD with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:5


3:5 Trust - Wholly rely upon God's promises and providences. Lean not - Under this one kind of carnal confidence, he understands all other confidence in bodily strength, wealth, or friends.


Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • Nedra Mclain
    God is wothy to be praised!
  • 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
  • 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.