Biblical Concept: Trust



The obvious: Trust God (Many / most? references)

The less obvious: Trust self not

The subtle: Trust wife not trust wife paradox, Trust God, only hope,

The Deceptive: Trust lies, words, confusion, falsehood, bow, chariots, stronghold, oppression, man,

mankind, princes, own understanding, beauty, way, self righteous, own heart, idols, religion, treasures, wealth

The Blessing: (Many references) Trust God, trust eternal things

The Cursing: Trust God not, deceptive trusts


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NAS Exodus 22:9 "For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.


♠NAS Deuteronomy 1:32 "But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God, (Cursing for the Exodus Generation)


NAS Judges 9:26 Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his relatives, and crossed over into Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.


NAS Judges 11:20 'But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz, and fought with Israel.


NAS 2 Kings 18:22 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem '?


30 nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."


NAS 2 Kings 19:10 "Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you saying, "Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."


NAS 1 Chronicles 9:22 All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers in the thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust.


26 for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.


NAS 2 Chronicles 14:11 Then Asa called to the LORD his God, and said, "LORD, there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in Thee, and in Thy name have come against this multitude. O LORD, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee."


NAS 2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God, and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed."


NAS Job 4:18 'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.


NAS Job 8:14 Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web.


NAS Job 11:18 "Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.


NAS Job 15:15 "Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;


31 "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.


NAS Job 31:24 "If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,


NAS Job 39:11 "Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?


♠NAS Psalm 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD. (Obvious)


♠NAS Psalm 9:10 And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee. (Blessing)


NAS Psalm 22:9 Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from the womb; Thou didst make me trust when upon my mother's breasts.


♠NAS Psalm 25:2 O my God, in Thee I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me. (Obvious / blessing call)


♠NAS Psalm 31:6 I hate those who regard vain idols; But I trust in the LORD. (Obvious versus idolatry.)


14 But as for me, I trust in Thee, O LORD, I say, "Thou art my God." (Obvious)


♠NAS Psalm 33:21 For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. (Obvious)


♠NAS Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (Obvious)


5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. (Obvious / blessing)


NAS Psalm 40:3 And He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear, And will trust in the LORD.


4 How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. (Blessing / deception)


♠NAS Psalm 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me. (Deception)


♠NAS Psalm 49:6 Even those who trust in their wealth, And boast in the abundance of their riches? (Deception)


♠NAS Psalm 52:8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. (Obvious / blessing)


♠NAS Psalm 55:23 But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in Thee. (Spiritual idealism / obvious)


♠NAS Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. (Fear leads to trust.)


4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me? (Trust overcomes fear and man.)


11 In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Trust overcomes fear and man.)


♠NAS Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Blessing / Only hope)


10 Do not trust in oppression, And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. (Deception)


♠NAS Psalm 65:5 By awesome deeds Thou dost answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, Thou who art the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; (Idealism)


♠NAS Psalm 78:22 Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation. (Cursing for Israelís Exodus Generation.)


♠NAS Psalm 91:2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" (Trust God, only hope.)


♠NAS Psalm 115:9 O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (Trust God, only hope.)


10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (Trust God, only hope.)


11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (Trust God, only hope.)


♠NAS Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man. (Blessing or deception)


9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes. (Blessing or deception)


♠NAS Psalm 119:42 So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Thy word. (Blessing / Less obvious)


♠NAS Psalm 125:1 A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. (Blessing)


NAS Psalm 143:8 Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in Thee; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to Thee I lift up my soul.


♠NAS Psalm 146:3 Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. (Deception)


♠NAS Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. (Less obvious / Deception)


♠NAS Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (Deception)


♠NAS Proverbs 22:19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you. (Obvious)


♠NAS Isaiah 12:2 "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation." (Trust overcomes fear / Only hope)


♠NAS Isaiah 26:4 "Trust in the LORD forever, For in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. (Blessing / only hope)


♠NAS Isaiah 30:12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word, And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them, (Deception)


15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you shall be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength." But you were not willing, (Blessing versus Cursing)


♠NAS Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD! (Deception versus blessing)


NAS Isaiah 36:7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar '?


15 nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us, this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."


NAS Isaiah 37:10 "Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, "Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."


♠NAS Isaiah 42:17 They shall be turned back and be utterly put to shame, Who trust in idols, Who say to molten images, "You are our gods." (Idolatrous Deception)


♠NAS Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God. (Blessing / Only hope)


♠NAS Isaiah 59:4 No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly. They trust in confusion, and speak lies; They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. (Deception / Cursing)


NAS Jeremiah 2:37 "From this place also you shall go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you shall not prosper with them."


NAS Jeremiah 5:17 "And they will devour your harvest and your food; They will devour your sons and your daughters; They will devour your flocks and your herds; They will devour your vines and your fig trees; They will demolish with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust.


♠NAS Jeremiah 7:4 "Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.' (Religious deception / Cursing)


14 therefore, I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to the place which I gave you and your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. (Religious deception / Cursing)


♠NAS Jeremiah 9:4 "Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. (National cursing, note 9:14)


♠NAS Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. (Blessing / Only hope)


♠NAS Jeremiah 28:15 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. (Deception)


♠NAS Jeremiah 29:31 "Send to all the exiles, saying, 'Thus says the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite, "Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has made you trust in a lie," (Deception)


NAS Jeremiah 46:25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says, "Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him.


NAS Jeremiah 48:7 "For because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures, Even you yourself will be captured; And Chemosh will go off into exile Together with his priests and his princes.


NAS Jeremiah 49:11 "Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me."


NAS Daniel 3:28 Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.


♠NAS Micah 7:5 Do not trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips. (Paradox to Proverbs 31:11.)


♠NAS Zephaniah 3:2 She heeded no voice; She accepted no instruction. She did not trust in the LORD; She did not draw near to her God. (Jerusalem)


♠NAS 2 Corinthians 1:9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves in order that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; (Less obvious)


NAS 2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.


NAS Philippians 2:24 and I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall be coming shortly.


♠NAS Hebrews 2:13 And again, "I will put My trust in Him." And again, "Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me." (Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry.)




♠NAS Deuteronomy 28:52 "And it shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your towns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you. (Deception)


♠NAS 2 Kings 18:5 He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel; so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him. (Hezekiah)


♠NAS 1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He was entreated for them, because they trusted in Him. (Blessing: Believers within the military.)


♠NAS 2 Chronicles 13:18 Thus the sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah conquered because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their fathers. (Divided kingdom)


NAS Job 6:20 "They were disappointed for they had trusted, They came there and were confounded.

NAS Job 12:20 "He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.


NAS Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.


♠NAS Psalm 22:4 In Thee our fathers trusted; They trusted, and Thou didst deliver them. (Blessing)


5 To Thee they cried out, and were delivered; In Thee they trusted, and were not disappointed.


NAS Psalm 26:1 A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity; And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.


NAS Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.


♠NAS Psalm 52:7 "Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And was strong in his evil desire." (Deception)


♠NAS Jeremiah 13:25 "This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood. (Deception)


NAS Jeremiah 20:10 For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."


♠NAS Jeremiah 39:18 "For I will certainly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own life as booty, because you have trusted in Me," declares the LORD.'" (Blessing for Ebed-melech)


♠NAS Ezekiel 16:15 "But you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by who might be willing. (Deception)

♠NAS Daniel 6:23 Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. (Blessing)


♠NAS Hosea 10:13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors, (Deception)


♠NAS Luke 18:9 And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: (Deception)




NAS 2 Chronicles 32:10 "Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria, 'On what are you trusting that you are remaining in Jerusalem under siege?


♠NAS Psalm 112:7 He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. (A Psalm of idealism.)


♠NAS Jeremiah 7:8 "Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. (Deception)


NAS Philippians 1:14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.



NAS Job 8:15 "He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.


NAS Psalm 21:7 For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.


♠NAS Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. (Blessing)


♠NAS Psalm 32:10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him. (Blessing, idealism)


♠NAS Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in Thee! (Blessing)


♠NAS Psalm 86:2 Do preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O Thou my God, save Thy servant who trusts in Thee. (Blessing)


♠NAS Psalm 115:8 Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them. (Idols deception)


NAS Psalm 135:18 Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them.


♠NAS Proverbs 11:28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.


♠NAS Proverbs 16:20 He who gives attention to the word shall find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. (Blessing)


♠NAS Proverbs 28:25 An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper. (Blessing)


26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered. (Deception)


♠NAS Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. (Idealistic blessing)


♠NAS Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. (Blessing)


♠NAS Isaiah 26:3 "The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in Thee. (Continued positive volition → perfect peace.)


♠NAS Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD. (Cursing, deception)


7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. (Blessing)


♠NAS Jeremiah 49:4 "How boastful you are about the valleys! Your valley is flowing away, O backsliding daughter Who trusts in her treasures, saying, 'Who will come against me?' (Deception)


♠NAS Ezekiel 33:13 "When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. (Deception)


♠NAS Habakkuk 2:18 "What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols. (Cursing)


NAS Matthew 27:43 "He trusts in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"