Psalm 146:3
New International Version
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.

New Living Translation
Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.

English Standard Version
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

Berean Study Bible
Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.

New American Standard Bible
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

King James Bible
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not trust in nobles, in a son of man, who cannot save.

Contemporary English Version
You can't depend on anyone, not even a great leader.

Good News Translation
Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save.

International Standard Version
Do not look to nobles, nor to mere human beings who cannot save.

NET Bible
Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, who cannot deliver!

New Heart English Bible
Do not put your trust in princes, each a son of man in whom there is no help.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not trust a prince or upon a son of man, for there is no salvation in his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not trust influential people, mortals who cannot help you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

New American Standard 1977
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom there is no salvation.

King James 2000 Bible
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

American King James Version
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

American Standard Version
Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Trust not in princes, nor in the children of men, in whom there is no safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
in the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.

Darby Bible Translation
Put not confidence in nobles, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

English Revised Version
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Webster's Bible Translation
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

World English Bible
Don't put your trust in princes, each a son of man in whom there is no help.

Young's Literal Translation
Trust not in princes -- in a son of man, For he hath no deliverance.
Study Bible
Praise the LORD, O My Soul
2I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save. 4When his spirit departs, he returns to the ground; on that very day his plans perish.…
Cross References
Psalm 60:11
Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless.

Psalm 108:12
Give us aid against the foe, for the help of man is worthless.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

Psalm 118:9
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.

Isaiah 2:22
Put no more trust in man, who has only the breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

Isaiah 36:6
Look now, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

Jeremiah 17:5
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.

Daniel 6:9
Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.

Treasury of Scripture

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

put

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 118:8,9
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man…

Isaiah 2:22
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

help, or, salvation







Lexicon
Put not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

your trust
תִּבְטְח֥וּ (tiḇ·ṭə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in princes,
בִנְדִיבִ֑ים (ḇin·ḏî·ḇîm)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5081: Voluntary, generous, magnanimous, a grandee

in mortal
בְּבֶן־ (bə·ḇen-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

who cannot
שֶׁ֤אֵֽין (še·’ên)
Pronoun - relative | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

save.
תְשׁוּעָֽה׃ (ṯə·šū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8668: Deliverance, salvation
(3, 4) Princes--The thought of Psalm 118:8-9 is here elaborated, with distinct allusion to Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19 (Comp. 1 Maccabees 2:63.) The verse, no doubt, was in Shakespeare's mind when he made Wolsey say:

"Oh, how wretched

Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!"

as it was quoted by Strafford when the news reached him that Charles I. had given the royal assent to the bill of attainder against him. But in the psalm it is not the caprice of princes, as in these notable instances, but their frailty as men that is declared untrustworthy.

Verse 3. - Put not your trust in princes (comp. Psalm 118:10). Israel was always apt to trust in bureau rather than Divine help. Now it was Egypt (Isaiah 30:2; Isaiah 36:6), now Assyria (2 Kings 16:7), now their own kings or nobles. At the time of the return from the Captivity, too much was expected from Zerubbabel and the other "princes." Nor in the son of man. The Prayer-book paraphrase, "nor in any child of man," brings out the sense. Confidence in human aid of whatever kind is forbidden. In whom there is no help; or, "that hath no saving power" (שׁוּעה). 146:1-4 If it is our delight to praise the Lord while we live, we shall certainly praise him to all eternity. With this glorious prospect before us, how low do worldly pursuits seem! There is a Son of man in whom there is help, even him who is also the Son of God, who will not fail those that trust in him. But all other sons of men are like the man from whom they sprung, who, being in honour, did not abide. God has given the earth to the children of men, but there is great striving about it. Yet, after a while, no part of the earth will be their own, except that in which their dead bodies are laid. And when man returns to his earth, in that very day all his plans and designs vanish and are gone: what then comes of expectations from him?
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