Psalm 118:8
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New International Version
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.

New Living Translation
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.

English Standard Version
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

New American Standard Bible
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

King James Bible
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

International Standard Version
It is better to take shelter in the LORD than to trust in people.

NET Bible
It is better to take shelter in the LORD than to trust in people.

New Heart English Bible
It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to put confidence in man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is good to trust upon Lord Jehovah- better than to trust upon man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is better to depend on the LORD than to trust mortals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

New American Standard 1977
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
            Than to trust in man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is better to wait upon the LORD than to wait upon man.

King James 2000 Bible
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

American King James Version
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have confidence in man.

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

English Revised Version
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to trust in man,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
118:1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put him to grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God is sometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song; they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundant cause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is an evidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fear what man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our duty to all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourage others to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs of the Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper in his hand.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
7The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me. 8It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man. 9It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.

2 Chronicles 32:8
"With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Psalm 40:4
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.

Psalm 108:12
Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.

Psalm 146:3
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

Isaiah 31:3
Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.

Isaiah 57:13
"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away. But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."

Jeremiah 17:5
Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Daniel 6:23
Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
Treasury of Scripture

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