“In all thy ways acknowledge him”



This proverb reminds us to recognize God in everything we do and he will guide us along life's way. Indeed, the recognition and respect for God is the beginning of wisdom. So trust in God with all your heart knowing that He is ultimately in control.

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“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

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Proverbs 3:6 Translation & Meaning

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In all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
thy ways דְּרָכֶ֥יךָ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
acknowledge דָעֵ֑הוּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) acknowledge
him, and he וְ֝ה֗וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are him and he
shall direct יְיַשֵּׁ֥ר To be straight or even; figuratively, to be (causatively, to make) right, pleasant, prosperous direct
thy paths. אֹֽרְחֹתֶֽיךָ׃ A well-trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan paths

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  • 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.

  • 8  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


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