Different translations of popular scriptures can make them alive to us in a brand new way. The Words of God are LIVING and POWERFUL but if we don’t understand what is being said, then nothing happens inside of our heart when we hear the words or read the words.
Enjoy this popular scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6 in the variety of translations below and let the words become brand new to you.
King James Version: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The Amplified: Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
The Voice: Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead.
The Message: Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
The Contemporary English Version: With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.
The Living Bible: If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
New Living Translation: Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
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