New American Standard Bible
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
King James Bible
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Darby Bible Translation
He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
World English Bible
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The contrast between the wisdom of him who trusts in the Lord, and the folly of self-trust.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
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