Proverbs 30:5

5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 30:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
ESV
5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
NLT
5 Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
MSG
5 The believer replied, "Every promise of God proves true; he protects everyone who runs to him for help.
CSB
5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Proverbs 30:5 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God [is] pure
The whole word of God. "All Scripture", given by inspiration of God, to which Agur directs, as giving the best account of God, of his name, nature, and perfections; of his Son, person, offices, and grace; being pure, very pure, "purified" F26 like silver, purified in a furnace of earth. The whole of Scripture is pure, free from all falsehood and error; coming from the God of truth, who cannot lie, and therefore called "the Scriptures of truth": every promise is pure as well as precious, made without dissimulation, faithfully performed, and all yea and amen in Christ; every doctrine is pure, free from the mixtures and inventions of men; the sincere milk of the word; consistent and all of a piece, not yea and nay; and tending to promote purity of heart and life; wholesome words, and doctrines according to godliness; see ( Psalms 12:6 ) ( 18:30 ) ( 119:140 ) ; he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him;
not the word, but God, whose the word is; and which represents him as a proper object of trust, both with respect to things temporal and spiritual, at all times; and as a shield to protect such, by his power and grace, from all their enemies, sin, Satan, and the world, and also from all errors and false doctrines; see ( Psalms 3:3 ) ( 5:12 ) ( 18:35 ) ( Psalms 84:9 Psalms 84:11 Psalms 84:12 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (hpwru) "purgatus", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Gejerus; "purgatissimus", Junius & Tremellius; Heb. "conflatus", Piscator, Mercerus, Cocceius, Schultens.

Proverbs 30:5 In-Context

3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One.
4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!
5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 12:6; S Psalms 18:30
  • 2. S Genesis 15:1; Psalms 84:11