Proverbs 3:6
New International Version
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

New Living Translation
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

English Standard Version
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Berean Study Bible
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

King James Bible
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

New King James Version
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

New American Standard Bible
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

NASB 1995
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

NASB 1977
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Amplified Bible
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].

Christian Standard Bible
in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

American Standard Version
In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Know him in all your ways and he straightens your paths.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In all thy ways acquaint thyself with her, that she may rightly direct thy paths.

Contemporary English Version
Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.

English Revised Version
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Good News Translation
Remember the LORD in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth.

International Standard Version
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct thy paths.

Literal Standard Version
In all your ways know Him, And He makes your paths straight.

NET Bible
Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.

New Heart English Bible
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

World English Bible
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Young's Literal Translation
In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Trust in the LORD
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 7Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.…

Cross References
Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

James 1:5
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Numbers 9:20
Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days, and they would camp at the LORD's command and set out at the LORD's command.

1 Chronicles 28:9
As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intent of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Nehemiah 7:5
Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. I found the genealogical register of those who had first returned, and I found the following written in it:

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be achieved.


Treasury of Scripture

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

in

Proverbs 16:3
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 23:17
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

1 Samuel 4:11,12
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain…

and

Proverbs 16:9
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Psalm 25:8,9
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way…

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.









Verse 6. - In all thy ways. This expression covers the whole area of life's action - all its acts and undertakings, its spiritual and secular sides, no less than its public and private, It guards against our acknowledging God in great crises and solemn acts of worship only (Plumptre). Acknowledge (daehu); Vulgate, cogita; LXX., γνέριζε. The Hebrew verb yada signifies "to know, recognize." To acknowledge God is, therefore, to recognize, in all our dealings and undertakings, God's overruling providence, which "shapes our ends, rough hew them as we will." It is not a mere theoretical acknowledgment, but one that engages the whole energies of the soul (Delitzsch), and sees in God power, wisdom, providence, goodness, and justice. This meaning is conveyed by the Vulgate cogitare, which is "to consider" in all parts, "to reflect upon." David's advice to his son Solomon is, "Know thou (ola) the God of thy father." We may well acknowledge Jehovah; for he "knoweth the way of the righteous" (Psalm 1:6). Acknowledging God also implies that we first ascertain whether what we are about to take in hand is in accordance with his precepts, and then look for his direction and illumination (Wardlaw). And he shall direct thy paths (v'hu y'yashsher or'khotheyka); i.e. he himself shall make them straight, or level, removing all obstacles out of the way; or they shall, under God's direction, prosper and come to a successful issue; they shall be virtuous, inasmuch as deviation into vice will be guarded against, and happy, because they are prosperous. The pronoun v'hu is emphatic, "he himself;" Vulgate, et ipse. Yashar, piel. is "to make a way straight," as in Proverbs 9:15; Proverbs 15:21; Proverbs 11:5. Cf. the LXX. ὀρθοτομεῖν, "to cut straight" (see on Proverbs 11:5). God here binds himself by a covenant (Lapide). This power is properly attributed to God, for "it is not in man to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
in all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your ways
דְּרָכֶ֥יךָ (də·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

acknowledge Him,
דָעֵ֑הוּ (ḏā·‘ê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

and He
וְ֝ה֗וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will make
יְיַשֵּׁ֥ר (yə·yaš·šêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

your paths {straight}.
אֹֽרְחֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (’ō·rə·ḥō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan


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