Proverbs 29:25
New International Version
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

New Living Translation
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.

English Standard Version
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

Berean Study Bible
The fear of man is a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set securely on high.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.

King James Bible
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Christian Standard Bible
The fear of mankind is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.

Contemporary English Version
Don't fall into the trap of being a coward--trust the LORD, and you will be safe.

Good News Translation
It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD, you are safe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.

International Standard Version
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.

NET Bible
The fear of people becomes a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set on high.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in the LORD will be set on high.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil of a man makes him a scandal and he that trusts upon Lord Jehovah will prevail.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's fear sets a trap [for him], but one who trusts the LORD is safe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be set up on high.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of man brings a snare, but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be lifted up.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of man brings a snare: but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

American King James Version
The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

American Standard Version
The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
they fearing and reverencing men unreasonably have been overthrown, but he that trusts in the Lord shall rejoice. Ungodliness causes a man to stumble: but he that trusts in his master shall be safe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that feareth man, shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected.

English Revised Version
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

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.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
24A partner to a thief hates his own soul; he receives the oath, but will not testify. 25The fear of man is a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set securely on high. 26Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.…
Cross References
Luke 12:4
I tell you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.

John 12:42
Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue.

John 12:43
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

Genesis 12:12
and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will allow you to live.

Genesis 20:2
Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.

Genesis 26:7
But when the men of that place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister." For he was afraid to say, "She is my wife," since he thought to himself, "The men of this place will kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is so beautiful."

Deuteronomy 1:17
Show no partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. And bring to me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it."

1 Samuel 15:24
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; I have transgressed the LORD's commandment and your instructions, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 119:117
Uphold me, and I will be delivered, that I may always regard Your statutes.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 28:25
A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Isaiah 57:11
Whom have you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and failed to remember Me or take this to heart? Have I not held My peace such a long time, and still you do not fear Me?

Treasury of Scripture

The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

fear

Genesis 12:11-13
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: …

Genesis 20:2,11
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah…

Genesis 26:7
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

whoso

Proverbs 16:20
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

safe

Psalm 69:29
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalm 91:14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.







Lexicon
The fear
חֶרְדַּ֣ת (ḥer·daṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2731: Trembling, fear, anxiety

of man
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

is
יִתֵּ֣ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a snare,
מוֹקֵ֑שׁ (mō·w·qêš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

but whoever trusts
וּבוֹטֵ֖חַ (ū·ḇō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in the LORD
בַּיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will be set securely on high.
יְשֻׂגָּֽב׃ (yə·śug·gāḇ)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong
(25) The fear of man bringeth a snare.--Even, it may be, the loss of eternal life. (Comp. Matthew 10:28; John 12:25.)

Verse 25. - The fear of man bringeth a snare. He who, through fear of what man may do to him, think or say of him, does what he knows to be wrong, lets his moral cowardice lead him into sin, leaves duty undone, - such a man gets no real good from his weakness, outrages conscience, displeases God. See our Lord's words (Matthew 10:28; Mark 8:38; and comp. Isaiah 51:12, etc). Whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe (Proverbs 18:10). Such trust carries a man safe through all dangers; fearing to offend God, living as always under his eye, he feels Divine protection, and knows that whatever happens is for the best. The LXX. joins this to the preceding verse, thus: "He who shareth with a thief hateth his own soul; and if, when an oath is offered, they who hear it give, no information, they fearing and reverencing men, are overthrown, but he that trusteth in the Lord shall rejoice." They add another rendering of the last verse, "Ungodliness causeth a man to stumble, but he who trusts in the Lord (ἐπὶ τῷ δεσπότῃ 2 Peter 2:1) shall be saved." Δεσπότης is used for Jehovah in the New Testament, e.g., Luke 2:29; Acts 4:24. 29:19. Here is an unprofitable, slothful, wicked servant; one that serves not from conscience, or love, but from fear. 20. When a man is self-conceited, rash, and given to wrangling, there is more hope of the ignorant and profligate. 21. Good usage to a servant does not mean indulgence, which would ruin even a child. The body is a servant to the soul; those that humour it, and are over-tender of it, will find it forget its place. 22. An angry, passionate disposition makes men provoking to one another, and provoking to God. 23. Only those who humble themselves shall be exalted and established. 24. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 25. Many are ashamed to own Christ now; and he will not own them in the day of judgment. But he that trusts in the Lord will be saved from this snare.
Jump to Previous
Cause Causeth Confidence Danger Exalted Faith Fear High Kept Lays Protected Prove Proves Puts Putteth Safe Snare Trust Trusts
Jump to Next
Cause Causeth Confidence Danger Exalted Faith Fear High Kept Lays Protected Prove Proves Puts Putteth Safe Snare Trust Trusts
Links
Proverbs 29:25 NIV
Proverbs 29:25 NLT
Proverbs 29:25 ESV
Proverbs 29:25 NASB
Proverbs 29:25 KJV

Proverbs 29:25 Bible Apps
Proverbs 29:25 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 29:25 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 29:25 French Bible
Proverbs 29:25 German Bible

Alphabetical: a be brings but exalted Fear he in is kept LORD man of prove safe snare the to trusts who whoever will

OT Poetry: Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man proves to be (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 29:24
Top of Page
Top of Page