PROVERBS 3:3

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you”

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) & KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

This verse says, “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” (NIV)

To get what Proverbs 3:3 means in detail, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:”

Very high popularity: 1,900 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Proverbs chapter 3 using average monthly Google searches.

Proverbs 3:3 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Hebrew word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
Let not אַֽל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing Let not
mercy חֶ֥סֶד Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy
and truth וֶאֱמֶ֗ת Stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness truth
forsake יַעַ֫זְבֻ֥ךָ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc forsake
thee: bind קָשְׁרֵ֥ם To tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league) bind
them about עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications about
thy neck; גַּרְגְּרוֹתֶ֑יךָ The throat (as used in rumination) neck
write כָּ֝תְבֵ֗ם To grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe) write
them upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the table ל֥וּחַ Probably meaning to glisten; a tablet (as polished), of stone, wood or metal table
of thine heart: לִבֶּֽךָ׃ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything thine heart

Verse Context

See Proverbs 3:3 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

  • 2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

  • 3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

  • 4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

  • 5  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red