Psalms 118:8

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is better to trust in the Lord: then to put confidence in man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in man.
- Basic English Bible

It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in man;
- Darby Bible

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
- Webster's Bible

It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in man.
- World English Bible

Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to trust in man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 118:8

  • Phumudzo calfonia mulaudzi for verse 8
    To God be the glory. I will praise him now while I 'm still alive
  • Brianna for verse 8
    Jehovah God is the only being that will be there for you unconditionally. We can build trust in Him by reading the Bible, with a view to learning more about our creator. As we see too often people will let you down. As Lillian said, sometimes they just lack the means. However, God is all powerful and lacks nothing.
  • Man may fail to stand by you because he lacks the means. He may not know what is best for you. Trusting in the Lord is the best thing one can ever do. He is an ever present help in trouble and own everything. He cannot disappoint you. trust him and he will see you through
  • Kenneth for verse 8
    Trust is something that needs to be consistent and unconditional. As humans we are limited and affected by wordly cares and desires at times. Therefore, it's not a trust we are able and/or desire to supply at times. There is only one source. God is the only one who can meet this requirement. With that trust comes deliverance. What else can make such a commitment. My desire is to build that trust consistently. Thats true love and worship.
  • Lydia Walker for verse 8
    I'm reminded of this scripture in every challenge. Nowhere in the Bible are we told to take our burdens to our Earthly friends. My faith takes on another layer of trust with every circumstance. I talk to the Lord all through the day. Sleep at night? Always. If I awake I "count my blessings instead of sheep" and, as the dated song says, "I fall asleep counting my blessings." As another old song says, "I will trust in the Lord 'til I die." No friend on this planet could ever be as available, or wise as He.
  • The entire Bible has good news for us - but this verse gives us assurance and reassurance that we need to put our trust only on our Lord and Saviour

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