Proverbs 3:7

“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be not wise in thine owne eyes: feare the Lord, and depart from euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:
- Basic English Bible

Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:
- Darby Bible

Be not wise in thy own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
- Webster's Bible

Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
- World English Bible

Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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