Proverbs 3:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Proverbs 3:26, NIV: "for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared."

Proverbs 3:26, ESV: "for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught."

Proverbs 3:26, KJV: "For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken."

Proverbs 3:26, NASB: "For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught."

Proverbs 3:26, NLT: "for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap."

Proverbs 3:26, CSB: "for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare."

What does Proverbs 3:26 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

According to this verse our security rests with the Lord. He will protect us. No one will be able to trap us. When we trusted in Jesus as our Savior, we became God's children and His friends, but we also became targets of the Devil and the unregenerate world. The world hates us and opposes us, but we should not be surprised or dismayed (John 15:18–21). The last several verses have emphasized the peace of mind which comes to those who follow godly wisdom and discretion. While our actions cannot save us (Ephesians 2:8–9), they do reflect our beliefs (James 2:18–20). Acting in accordance with godliness not only keeps us from the risks of sinful behavior (Proverbs 3:21–24), it enhances our reassurance that God is by our side (Hebrews 11:13–16).

Jesus predicted that we would have tribulation in the world, but He assured us He has overcome the world (John 16:33). The apostle Paul also predicted we would face opposition because of our commitment to lead a godly life. He wrote: "Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12), but he also addressed believers as "more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37). The apostle John, too, noted that we are overcomers because of our faith in Jesus as the Son of God (1 John 5:5).