New American Standard Bible
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.
King James Bible
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Darby Bible Translation
It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in nobles.
World English Bible
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in princes.
Young's Literal Translation
Better to take refuge in Jehovah, Than to trust in princes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is better ... than to put confidence in princes - Even in the most mighty of the human race; in those who of all people may be supposed to have the most ability to aid us; in those whose favor is often sought more than the favor of God. Princes are only men; often as faithless and deceitful as other men; often less reliable in their character than those in more humble life. and in the great matters where we most need aid - in sickness, in danger, in death, in the eternal world - as absolutely powerless as men in the lowest condition of poverty, or in the most humble rank.
LibraryBound to the Altar
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.' (Psalm cxviii. 27.) Periodically in our Halls we have had what we call Altar Services. At such times, and more especially during the Self-Denial and Harvest Festival efforts, Soldiers, friends, and others who are interested in God's work are invited to come forward with gifts of money to lay upon the special table which, for that occasion, serves the purpose of an altar. Those who have been present at these Meetings will not need …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Sabbath Morning Hymn.
The Lively Stones. Rev. W. Morley Punshon.
To Pastors and Teachers
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction.
Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
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