Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you.
Tie them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.

International Standard Version

Do not let gracious love and truth leave you. Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart,

A Conservative Version

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee. Bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart,

American Standard Version

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

Amplified


Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you];
Bind them [securely] around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Bible in Basic English

Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;

Darby Translation

Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

Julia Smith Translation

Mercy and truth shall not forsake thee: bind them upon thy throat; write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

King James 2000

Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the table of your heart:

Lexham Expanded Bible

May loyal love and truth not forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them upon your heart.

Modern King James verseion

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; tie them around your neck; write them upon the tablet of your heart;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let mercy and faithfulness never go from thee: bind them about thy neck, and write them in the tables of thine heart.

NET Bible

Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

New Heart English Bible

Do not let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

The Emphasized Bible

Lovingkindness and faithfulness, let them not forsake thee, - bind them, upon thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

Webster

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

World English Bible

Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קשׁר 
Qashar 
Usage: 44

גּרגּרות 
Garg@rowth 
Usage: 4

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

לח לוּח 
Luwach 
Usage: 43

References

Prayers for Proverbs 3:3

Context Readings

Wisdom And Piety

2 For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.
3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good repute
In the sight of God and man.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:3

Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 6:21

Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck.

2 Corinthians 3:3

being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written down with an iron stylus;
With a diamond point it is engraved upon the tablet of their heart
And on the horns of their altars,

Exodus 13:9

And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 6:8

You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

2 Samuel 15:20

You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while I go where I will? Return and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you.”

Proverbs 20:28

Loyalty and truth preserve the king,
And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

Psalm 25:10

All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Psalm 119:11

Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.

Proverbs 1:9

Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And ornaments about your neck.

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.

Hosea 4:1

Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel,
For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no faithfulness or kindness
Or knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.

Malachi 2:6

True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

Ephesians 5:9

(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

Hebrews 10:16

This is the covenant that I will make with them
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws upon their heart,
And on their mind I will write them,”
He then says,

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