Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Darby Translation

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

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 long life, and peace, shall they add to you. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the table of your heart: 4 So shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:3

Bind them upon your fingers, write them upon the table of your heart.

Proverbs 6:21

Bind them continually upon your heart, and tie them about your neck.

2 Corinthians 3:3

Since you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is engraved upon the tablet of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

Exodus 13:9

And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial before your eyes, that the LORD's law may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has the LORD brought you out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 6:8

And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

2 Samuel 15:20

You came only yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us? seeing I go where I may, return you, and take back your brethren: mercy and truth be with you.

Proverbs 20:28

Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

Psalm 25:10

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 119:11

Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Proverbs 1:9

For they shall be an ornament of grace unto your head, and chains about your neck.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land: Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like unto you, who pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retains not his anger forever, because he delights in mercy.

Malachi 2:6

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

Matthew 23:23

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, justice, mercy, and faith: these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Ephesians 5:9

(For the fruit of the Spirit is 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 into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

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