Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The study of truth commended. God must be feared, honored, and trusted, and filial submission, under chastisement, exhibited. The excellence of wisdom urged and illustrated by its place in the divine counsels. Piety enforced by a contrast of the destiny of the righteous and the wicked.
6. ways–( Psalms 1:1 ).
acknowledge–by seeking His wise aid (Proverbs 16:3, Psalms 37:5, Jeremiah 9:23 Jeremiah 9:24 ).
direct–literally, “make plain” (compare Hebrews 12:13 ).