Proverbs 3:5
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New International Version
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

King James Bible
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart - This is a most important precept:

1. God is the Fountain of all good.

2. He has made his intelligent creatures dependent upon himself.

3. He requires them to be conscious of that dependence.

4. He has promised to communicate what they need.

5. He commands them to believe his promise, and look for its fulfillment.

6. And to do this without doubt, fear, or distrust; "with their whole heart."

Lean not unto thine own understanding - אל תשען al tishshaen, do not prop thyself. It is on God, not on thyself, that thou art commanded to depend. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 22:19 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to you this day, even to you.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

Psalm 37:3,5,7 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed...

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 115:9-11 O Israel, trust you in the LORD: he is their help and their shield...

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever.

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is...

Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

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Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise...

1 Corinthians 8:1,2 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies...

Library
March 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Twenty-Eighth Pleasantness and Peace
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." --PROVERBS iii. 13-26. In the ways of the Lord I shall have feasts of "pleasantness." But not always at the beginning of the ways. Sometimes my faith is called upon to take a very unattractive road, and nothing welcomes me of fascination and delight. But here is a law of the spiritual life. The exercised faith intensifies my spiritual senses, and hidden things become manifest to my soul--hidden beauties, hidden sounds, hidden scents!
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Numbers 9:20
Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the LORD's command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out.

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

Proverbs 22:19
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.

Proverbs 28:26
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,

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