Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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

Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon 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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the tablet of thine 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 shall they add to thee. 3 Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart: 4 and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:3

Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the tablet of thy heart.

Proverbs 6:21

bind them continually upon thy heart, tie them about thy neck:

2 Corinthians 3:3

being manifested to be Christ's epistle ministered by us, written, not with ink, but the Spirit of the living God; not on stone tables, but on fleshy tables of the heart.

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a style of iron, with the point of a diamond, engraven upon the tablet of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

Exodus 13:9

And it shall be for a sign to thee on thy hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the law of Jehovah may be in thy mouth; for with a powerful hand hath Jehovah brought thee out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 6:8

And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.

2 Samuel 15:20

Thou didst come yesterday, and should I this day make thee go up and down with us, seeing I go whither I can? Return and take back thy brethren. Mercy and truth be with thee!

Proverbs 20:28

Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

And ye shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

Psalm 25:10

All the paths of Jehovah are loving-kindness and truth for such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Proverbs 1:9

for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 16:6

By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye children of Israel; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like unto thee, that forgiveth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in loving-kindness.

Malachi 2:6

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith: these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

Ephesians 5:9

(for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)

Hebrews 10:16

This is the covenant which I will establish towards them after those days, saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their hearts, I will write them also in their understandings;

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