New International Version
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
King James Bible
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected.
World English Bible
The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
Young's Literal Translation
Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of man bringeth a snare - How often has this led weak men, though sincere in their general character, to deny their God, and abjure his people! See the case of Peter; and learn from this, O reader, that where the mighty have been slain, thou wilt fall, unless thou call on the Strong for strength, and for courage to use it. Be not ashamed of Jesus nor of his people, nor of his cross. Glory in this, that thou knowest him, art joined to them, and art counted worthy to bear it.
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(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who …
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"I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
for they loved human praise more than praise from God.
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.
and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful."
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it."
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