Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The fear of man brings a snare, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be safe.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

American Standard Version

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


The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.

Bible in Basic English

The fear of man is a cause of danger: but whoever puts his faith in the Lord will have a safe place on high.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The fear of man will give a snare: and he trusting in Jehovah shall be exalted.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The fear of a person will lay a snare, but he who trusts in Yahweh will be secure.

Modern King James verseion

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that feareth men, shall have a fall; but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall come to honour.

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 is kept safe.

The Emphasized Bible

The fear of man, setteth a snare, but, he that trusteth in Yahweh, shall be placed on high.


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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high.

Verse Picture


Root Form
Usage: 9

of man
Usage: 541

Usage: 2011

a snare
מקשׁ מוקשׁ 
Usage: 27

Usage: 120

in the Lord

Usage: 0


Devotionals about Proverbs 29:25


Images Proverbs 29:25

Context Readings

All About Life

24 He who is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears the adjuration and utters nothing. 25 The fear of man brings a snare, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be safe. 26 Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice [is] from LORD.

Cross References

Luke 12:4

And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of those who kill the body, and after these things not having anything more severe to do.

Genesis 20:2

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, My wife, Lest, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was fair to look upon.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high because he has known my name.

Psalm 118:8

It is better to take refuge in LORD than to put confidence in man.

Proverbs 16:20

He who gives heed to the word shall find good, and whoever trusts in LORD, happy is he.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of LORD is a strong tower. A righteous man runs into it, and is safe.

Genesis 12:11-13

And it came to pass, when he came near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou are a fair woman to look upon.

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Exodus 32:22-24

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord grow hot. Thou know the people, that they are [set] on evil.

1 Samuel 15:24

And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of LORD, and thy words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

1 Samuel 27:1

And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape into the land of the Philistines, and Saul will despair of me, to seek me any more in all the bor

1 Samuel 27:11

And David saved neither man nor woman alive to bring them to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell of us, saying, So did David, and so has been his manner all the while he has dwelt in the country of the Philistines.

1 Kings 19:3

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life. And he came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

1 Chronicles 5:20

And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them, for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated by them because they put their trust in him.

Psalm 69:29

But I am poor and sorrowful. Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalm 125:1

Those who trust in LORD are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

Proverbs 28:25

He who is of a greedy spirit stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be made fat.

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is tried. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Ecclesiastes 7:18

It is good that thou should take hold of this, yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand. For he who fears God shall come forth from them all.

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom have thou been afraid and in fear, that thou lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? Have I not held my peace even of long time, and thou do not fear me?

Daniel 3:28

Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his [heavenly] agent, and delivered his servants who trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies

Daniel 6:23

Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of harm was found upon him, because he had trusted in his God.

Matthew 10:28

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 15:12

Then having come near, his disciples said to him, Know thou that the Pharisees were offended when they heard the saying?

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean.

John 3:2

This man came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou have come a teacher from God, for no man can do these signs that thou do if God is not with him.

John 9:22

His parents spoke these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed him as Christ, he should become excommunicated from the synagogue.

John 12:42-43

Yet, nevertheless, even many of the rulers believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess, so that they would not become excommunicated from the synagogue,

John 19:12-13

From this Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou release this man, thou are not Caesar's friend. Every man who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.

Galatians 2:11-13

But when Peter came to Antioch I opposed him to the face, because he was blameworthy.

2 Timothy 4:16-17

At my first defense no man came with me, but all forsook me. May it not be reckoned to them.

1 Peter 1:21

Men who, because of him, believe in God who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory, in order for your faith and hope to be in God.

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