New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In princes - Men of high estate are generally proud, vainglorious, self-confident, and rash: it is better to trust in God than in them. Often they cannot deliver, and often they will not when they can. However, in the concerns of our salvation, and in matters which belong to Providence, they can do nothing.
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LibraryJune the Thirtieth God My Strength and Song
"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented …
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The Entry into Jerusalem.
Letter xx. To Pope Damasus.
Of the Conformity of Our Will to that Will of God's which is Signified to us by his Commandments.
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
So King Darius put the decree in writing.
The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
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