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Psalm 118:8

8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.

Read Psalm 118:8 Using Other Translations

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.

What does Psalm 118:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 118:8

[It is] better to trust in the Lord
This, with what follows in ( Psalms 118:9 ) , is the conclusion from the above premises and experience; it is good to trust in the Lord; such enjoy peace, are in safety, shall not want any good thing, nor ever be ashamed and confounded: the Targum is,

``it is better to trust in the Word of the Lord;''

than to put confidence in man;
it is not good to put confidence in man at all; it is trusting to a broken staff, to a mere shadow, which can yield no support or relief: it is best to trust in the Lord; he is able to help, as well as willing; he is faithful to his word, and unchangeable in his promises; whereas man, though he may have a will to help, oftentimes has it not in his power; and when it is in his power, and has promised it, he disappoints, being changeable or unfaithful. Wherefore trust not in man, but in the Lord; yea, cursed is the man that trusts in man; see ( Jeremiah 17:5 ) .
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