(A)And so find favor and [a]high esteem
In the sight of God and man.

(B)Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
(C)And lean not on your own understanding;
(D)In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall [b]direct your paths.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 3:4 Lit. good understanding
  2. Proverbs 3:6 Or make smooth or straight

That’s how you will find favor and understanding
    with both God and men—
    you will gain the reputation of living life well.

Wisdom’s Guidance

Trust in the Lord completely,
    and do not rely on your own opinions.
    With all your heart rely on him to guide you,
    and he will lead you in every decision you make.
Become intimate with him in whatever you do,
    and he will lead you wherever you go.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 3:6 Or “he will cut a straight path before you.”