Proverbs 3:3
Strong's Lexicon
Never
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: 1) not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference) 1a) do not, let not (with a verb) 1b) let there not be (with a verb understood) 1c) not, no (with substantive) 1d) nothing (as substantive)

let loving devotion
חֶ֥סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: 1) goodness, kindness, faithfulness 2) a reproach, shame

or faithfulness
וֶאֱמֶ֗ת (we·’ĕ·meṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: n f 1) firmness, faithfulness, truth 1a) sureness, reliability 1b) stability, continuance 1c) faithfulness, reliableness 1d) truth 1d1) as spoken 1d2) of testimony and judgment 1d3) of divine instruction 1d4) truth as a body of ethical or religious knowledge 1d5) true doctrine adv 2) in truth, truly

leave you;
יַעַ֫זְבֻ֥ךָ (ya·‘az·ḇu·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: 1) to leave, loose, forsake 1a) (Qal) to leave 1a1) to depart from, leave behind, leave, let alone 1a2) to leave, abandon, forsake, neglect, apostatise 1a3) to let loose, set free, let go, free 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be left to 1b2) to be forsaken 1c) (Pual) to be deserted 2) to restore, repair 2a) (Qal) to repair

bind
קָשְׁרֵ֥ם (qā·šə·rêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7194: 1) to bind, tie, bind together, league together, conspire 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to bind, confine 1a2) to league together, conspire 1b) (Niphal) to be bound, be bound up 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to bind on 1c2) to bind fast 1c3) to bind, tie 1c4) to bind to oneself 1d) (Pual) robust, vigorous (participle) 1e) (Hithpael) to conspire

them
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: prep 1) upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against 1a) upon, on the ground of, on the basis of, on account of, because of, therefore, on behalf of, for the sake of, for, with, in spite of, notwithstanding, concerning, in the matter of, as regards 1b) above, beyond, over (of excess) 1c) above, over (of elevation or pre-eminence) 1d) upon, to, over to, unto, in addition to, together with, with (of addition) 1e) over (of suspension or extension) 1f) by, adjoining, next, at, over, around (of contiguity or proximity) 1g) down upon, upon, on, from, up upon, up to, towards, over towards, to, against (with verbs of motion) 1h) to (as a dative) conj 2) because that, because, notwithstanding, although

around your neck,
גַּרְגְּרוֹתֶ֑יךָ (gar·gə·rō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1621: 1) neck (always fig.)

write
כָּ֝תְבֵ֗ם (kā·ṯə·ḇêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3789: 1) to write, record, enrol 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to write, inscribe, engrave, write in, write on 1a2) to write down, describe in writing 1a3) to register, enrol, record 1a4) to decree 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be written 1b2) to be written down, be recorded, be enrolled 1c) (Piel) to continue writing

them on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: prep 1) upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against 1a) upon, on the ground of, on the basis of, on account of, because of, therefore, on behalf of, for the sake of, for, with, in spite of, notwithstanding, concerning, in the matter of, as regards 1b) above, beyond, over (of excess) 1c) above, over (of elevation or pre-eminence) 1d) upon, to, over to, unto, in addition to, together with, with (of addition) 1e) over (of suspension or extension) 1f) by, adjoining, next, at, over, around (of contiguity or proximity) 1g) down upon, upon, on, from, up upon, up to, towards, over towards, to, against (with verbs of motion) 1h) to (as a dative) conj 2) because that, because, notwithstanding, although

the tablet
ל֥וּחַ (lū·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3871: 1) board, slab, tablet, plank 1a) tablets (of stone) 1b) boards (of wood) 1c) plate (of metal)

of your heart.
לִבֶּֽךָ׃ (lib·be·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: 1) inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding 1a) inner part, midst 1a1) midst (of things) 1a2) heart (of man) 1a3) soul, heart (of man) 1a4) mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory 1a5) inclination, resolution, determination (of will) 1a6) conscience 1a7) heart (of moral character) 1a8) as seat of appetites 1a9) as seat of emotions and passions 1a10) as seat of courage

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

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:
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

New Living Translation
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.

English Standard Version
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

International Standard Version
Do not let gracious love and truth leave you. Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart,

NET Bible
Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

American Standard Version
Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

English Revised Version
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine 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,






Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Deuteronomy 6:8
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

Deuteronomy 11:18
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

2 Samuel 15:20
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.

Psalm 85:10
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Proverbs 1:9
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 6:21
Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

Proverbs 7:3
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Proverbs 14:22
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Jeremiah 17:1
The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
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