Proverbs 16:3
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New International Version
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

New Living Translation
Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

English Standard Version
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

New American Standard Bible
Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.

King James Bible
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be achieved.

International Standard Version
Entrust your work to the LORD, and your planning will succeed.

NET Bible
Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show your works to Lord Jehovah and he will establish your thoughts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Entrust your efforts to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

King James 2000 Bible
Commit your works unto the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.

American King James Version
Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.

American Standard Version
Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.

Darby Bible Translation
Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established.

English Revised Version
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Webster's Bible Translation
Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

World English Bible
Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.

Young's Literal Translation
Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1 The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. 2. Ignorance, pride, and self-flattery render us partial judges respecting our own conduct. 3. Roll the burden of thy care upon God, and leave it with him, by faith and dependence on him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Commit thy works unto the Lord. "Commit" (gol) is literally "roll" (κύλισον, Theodotion), as in Psalm 22:8 and Psalm 37:5; and the injunction means, "Transfer thy burden to the Lord, cast upon him all that thou hast to do; do all as in his sight, and as an act of duty to him." Thus Tobit says to his son, "Bless the Lord thy God alway, and desire of him that thy ways may be directed, and that all thy paths and counsels may prosper" (Tobit 4:19). The Vulgate, using a different punctuation (gal), renders, "Reveal to the Lord thy works?' As a child opens its heart to a tender parent, so do thou show to God thy desires and intentions, trusting to his care and providence. And thy thoughts shall be established. The plans and deliberations out of which the "works" sprang shall meet with a happy fulfilment, because they are undertaken according to the will of God, and directed to the end by his guidance (comp. Proverbs 19:21; Psalm 90:17; 1 Corinthians 3:9). This verse is not in the Septuagint.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Commit thy works unto the Lord,.... Natural, civil, or religious; seek to him for strength and assistance in all, and leave the success of all with him: or "roll thy works on" or "unto the Lord" (b); devolve all upon him, cast all care upon him and his providence for supply, support, and sustenance in life; and commit the business of the salvation of thy soul, and the important affairs of it, wholly to him, who is able, willing, and faithful, to keep what is committed to him; and, having so done, may sit down easy and satisfied, as one that is rid of a burden by casting it on another, better able to bear it, or more equal to the work committed to him: the Targum is, "reveal thy works to God"; and so the Syriac and Vulgate Latin versions, "reveal thy works to the Lord"; thy case, condition, and circumstances; thy wants and necessities; seek and ask for a supply of him, make known thy requests to him; for though he is not ignorant of the affairs of his people, yet he will be sought unto to do the things for them he intends to do, and they stand in need of;

and thy thoughts shall be established; when a man has, by faith and in prayer, committed himself, his case, his ways and works, to the Lord, his mind is made easy, his thoughts are composed and settled, and he quietly waits the issues of things; he says, the will of the Lord be done; he knows that he causes all things to work together for good; and whatever is for his good and God's glory shall be brought to pass; and this makes him calm, sedate, and easy; and he is in a fair way of having his designs, desires, and endeavours accomplished; see Psalm 37:5.

(b) "devolve in Jehovam facta tua", Junius & Tremellius; "negotia tua", Piscator; "volve in Dominum quae tibi facieuda sunt", Michaelis; "volve ad Jehovam opera tua", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius; so Mercerus, Gejerus, Schultens, Tigurine version.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. (Compare Margin). Rely on God for success to your lawful purposes.

Proverbs 16:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
2All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. 3Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. 4The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.…
Cross References
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Proverbs 3:6
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Treasury of Scripture

Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.

commit

Job 5:8 I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

Psalm 37:4,5 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires …

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall …

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall …

Luke 12:22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought …

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.

thy thoughts

Job 22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: …

Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil …

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