New American Standard Bible
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
King James Bible
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Darby Bible Translation
Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
World English Bible
Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The two elements of a morally perfect character:
(1) "Mercy," shutting out all forms of selfishness and hate.
(2) "Truth," shutting out all deliberate falsehood, all hypocrisy, conscious or unconscious.
The words that follow possibly refer to the Eastern custom of writing sacred names on pieces of papyrus or parchment, and wearing them around the neck, as charms and talismans against evil. Compare, however, 1 Peter 3:3-4.
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2 Corinthians 3:3
being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
"You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
2 Samuel 15:20
"You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while I go where I will? Return and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you."
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.
Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.
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