New Living Translation
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
King James Bible
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected.
World English Bible
The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
Young's Literal Translation
Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high.
Proverbs 29:25 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:25 A snare - Is an occasion of many sins.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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"Dear friends, don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that.
Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn't admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue.
For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife. Let's kill him; then we can have her!'
Abraham introduced his wife, Sarah, by saying, "She is my sister." So King Abimelech of Gerar sent for Sarah and had her brought to him at his palace.
When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, "She is my sister." He was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful."
and impartial in your judgments. Hear the cases of those who are poor as well as those who are rich. Don't be afraid of anyone's anger, for the decision you make is God's decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them.'
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