Proverbs 3:7
New International Version
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

New Living Translation
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

English Standard Version
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

New King James Version
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

King James Bible
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Contemporary English Version
Don't ever think that you are wise enough, but respect the LORD and stay away from evil.

Good News Translation
Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the LORD and refuse to do wrong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't consider yourself to be wise; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

International Standard Version
Do not be wise in your own opinion. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

NET Bible
Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be wise in your own eyes but be in awe of Lord Jehovah and depart from evil

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not consider yourself wise. Fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear the LORD, and depart from evil;

New American Standard 1977
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

American King James Version
Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

American Standard Version
Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not wise in thine own conceit; but fear God, and depart from all evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil:

Darby Bible Translation
Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:

English Revised Version
Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not wise in thy own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

World English Bible
Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
Study Bible
Trust in the LORD
6in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 8This will bring healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.…
Cross References
Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited.

Exodus 20:20
"Do not be afraid," Moses replied. "For God has come to test you, so that the fear of Him may be before you, to keep you from sinning."

2 Samuel 12:20
Then David got up from the ground, washed and anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they set food before him, and he ate.

Job 1:1
There once was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And this man was blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil.

Job 28:28
And He said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless.

Proverbs 16:6
By loving devotion and truth, wickedness is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD a man turns aside from evil.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he become wise in his own eyes.

Proverbs 26:12
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 28:11
A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man with discernment sees through him.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

Treasury of Scripture

Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

be

Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

fear

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

be
תְּהִ֣י (tə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

wise
חָכָ֣ם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

in your own eyes;
בְּעֵינֶ֑יךָ (bə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

fear
יְרָ֥א (yə·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

and turn away
וְס֣וּר (wə·sūr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

from evil.
מֵרָֽע׃ (mê·rā‘)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(7) Fear the Lord, and depart from evil.--The same result is reached by Job also (Proverbs 28:28) in his inquiry after wisdom.

Verse 7. - Be not wise in thine own eyes. This admonition carries on the thought from the preceding verses (5, 6), approaching it from a different direction. It is a protest against self-sufficiency, self-conceit, and self-reliance. It says, in effect, "Trust in the Lord, do not trust in yourself." Wisdom, as Michaelis remarks, is to trust in God; to trust in yourself and in your own wisdom is unwisdom. God denounces this spirit: "Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" (Isaiah 5:21), because such a spirit leads to the prohibited self-dependence, and is inconsistent with "the tear of the Lord." The precept of the text is reiterated by St. Paul, especially in Romans 12:16, "Be not wise in your own conceits" (cf. 1 Corinthians 8:8; Galatians 6:3). It commends humility. The diligent search for Wisdom is commanded. The great hindrance to all true wisdom is the thought that we have already attained it (Plumptre). In thine own eyes; i.e. in thine own estimation; arbitrio tuo (Trem. et Jun.). Fear the Lord, and depart from evil. The connection of this with the first part of the verse becomes clear upon reflection. "The fear of the Lord" is true wisdom (Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7). Fear the Lord, therefore, because it is the best corrective of one's own wisdom, which engenders arrogance, pride, presumption of mind, which, moreover, is deceptive and apt to lead to sin. The fear of the Lord has this other advantage - that it leads to the departure from evil (Proverbs 16:6) It is the mark of the wise man that he fears the Lord, and departs from evil (Proverbs 14:16). These precepts form the two elements of practical piety (Delitzsch), an eminent example of which as Job (Job 1:1). 3:7-12 There is not a greater enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, than self-conceit of our own wisdom. The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it; and those that do good with what they have, shall have more to do more good with. Should the Lord visit us with trials and sickness, let us not forget that the exhortation speaks to us as to children, for our good. We must not faint under an affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not be driven to despair, or use wrong means for relief. The father corrects the son whom he loves, because he loves him, and desires that he may be wise and good. Afflictions are so far from doing God's children any hurt, that, by the grace of God, they promote their holiness.
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