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It is foolish to follow your own opinions. Be safe, and follow the teachings of wiser people.
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He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh wisely, he shall be saved.
Proverbs 3:5 In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
2 Kings 8:13 And Hazael said: But what am I, thy servant, a dog, that I should do this great thing? And Eliseus said: The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king of Syria.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, who can know it?
Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, . . .
Mark 14:27-31 And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed. . . .
Romans 8:7 Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be.
Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
2 Timothy 3:15 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
James 1:5 But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.
James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .
ContextThe Boldness of the Righteous
…25He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed. 26He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh wisely, he shall be saved.27He that giveth to the poor shall not want: he that despiseth his entreaty, shall suffer indigence.…
Additional TranslationsHe who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
He that trusts to a bold heart, such an one is a fool: but he that walks in wisdom shall be safe.
He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.
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