“Trust in the Lord”



This proverb reminds us not to become too full of ourselves with our knowledge. Instead, trust in God and know that He is in control. Indeed, respect for God is the beginning of wisdom. Finally, in everything, recognize God is present and He will make our lives work out for the greater good.

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

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Proverbs 3:5 Translation & Meaning

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Trust בְּטַ֣ח Properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure Trust
in אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to in
the Lord יְ֭הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
with all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
thine heart; לִבֶּ֑ךָ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything thine heart
and lean תִּשָּׁעֵֽן׃ To support one's self lean
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
unto וְאֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thine own understanding. בִּֽ֝ינָתְךָ֗ Understanding thine own understanding

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  • 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.

  • 6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  • 7  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.


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