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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryMarch 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 …
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The Tenth Commandment
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.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
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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