New International Version
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.
King James Bible
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Darby Bible Translation
It is better to trust in Jehovah 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,
Psalm 118:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better to trust in the Lord - Man is feeble, ignorant, fickle, and capricious; it is better to trust in Jehovah than in such.
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"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented …
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2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.
2 Chronicles 32:8
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.
But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God; their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, those who help will stumble, those who are helped will fall; all will perish together.
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