Psalm 118:9
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New International Version
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes.

Darby Bible Translation
It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in nobles.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Better to take refuge in Jehovah, Than to trust in princes.
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
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. 10All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.…
Cross References
Psalm 146:3
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

Daniel 6:9
Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction.

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

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

than to put

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there …

Isaiah 30:2,3,15-17 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; …

Isaiah 31:1,8 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Isaiah 36:6,7 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; where …

Ezekiel 29:7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you did break, and rend …

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