New Living Translation
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.
King James Bible
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Darby Bible Translation
It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in man;
World English Bible
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in man.
Young's Literal Translation
Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to trust in man,
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LibraryThe Monk Nilus.
Nilus was born at Rossano, in Calabria, in the year 910, of an old Greek family. His pious parents, to whom only one child, a daughter, had been given, besought the Lord that he would give them a son. This prayer was heard, and that son was Nilus. They carried the child to the church, and consecrated him to the service of God. On that account, also, they gave him the name of Nilus, after a venerated monk of the fifth century, distinguished by his spirit of vital Christianity, and to whose example …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter X (In the Same Year) the Same, when Bishop
The Evolution of Early Congregationalism the Stone which the Builders Rejected is Become the Head of the Corner. --Psalm cxviii
Epistle vii. To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch .
2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous! Don't be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side!
2 Chronicles 32:8
He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!" Hezekiah's words greatly encouraged the people.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the LORD, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.
Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.
Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.
What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
For these Egyptians are mere humans, not God! Their horses are puny flesh, not mighty spirits! When the LORD raises his fist against them, those who help will stumble, and those being helped will fall. They will all fall down and die together.
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