Proverbs 3:3

NET ©

Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

NIV ©

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

NASB ©

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

NLT ©

Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart.

MSG ©

Don't lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.

BBE ©

Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;

NRSV ©

Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

NKJV ©

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
Do not
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let truth
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and mercy
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leave
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you; bind
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them around your neck
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the tablet
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of your heart
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NET © Notes

tn The two words חֶסֶד וֶאֶמֶת (khesed veemet, “mercy and truth”) form a nominal hendiadys, the second word becoming an adjective: “faithful covenant love” or “loyal [covenant] love and faithfulness.”

sn This involves two implied comparisons (hypocatastasis). One is a comparison of living out the duties and responsibilities taught with binding a chain around the neck, and the other is a comparison of the inward appropriation of the teachings with writing them on a tablet. So the teachings are not only to become the lifestyle of the disciple but his very nature.