”Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Thou wilt keepH5341 ( נָצַר, nâtsar, naw-tsar’ A primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.): – besieged, hidden thing, keep (-er, -ing), monument, observe, preserve (-r), subtil, watcher (-man).
him in perfect ,H7965 peace H7965 ( שָׁלֹם שָׁלוֹם shâlôm shâlôm shaw-lome’, shaw-lome’ From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace: – X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X greet, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.)
whose mindH3336 (יֵצֶר yêtser yay’-tser From H3335; a form; figuratively conception (that is, purpose): – frame, thing framed, imagination, mind, work.)
is stayedH5564 ( סָמַךְ sâmak saw-mak’ A primitive root; to prop (literally or figuratively); reflexively to lean upon or take hold of (in a favorable or unfavorable sense): – bear up, establish, (up-) hold, lay, lean, lie hard, put, rest self, set self, stand fast, stay (self), sustain.)
on thee: because he trustethH982 ( בָּטַח bâṭach baw-takh’ A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure: – be bold (confident, secure, sure), careless (one, woman), put confidence, (make to) hope, (put, make to) trust.)
The words ”because he trusteth in thee” in the context of Isaiah. 26:3, refers to a total trust on Gods truths.
Isaiah 26: 3, is a key verse to a successful, fruitful spiritual life. The things that occupies your mind will control your will, emotion, and eventually your acts (Proverbs 23:7a). Either, your mindset is controlled by Gods truths which always leads to life and peace (Rom. 8:6), or your human and natural mindset (the carnal) which leads to death (Rom.8:6) – fruit of the flesh.
- The Holy Bible: King James Version. Iowa Falls, IA: World Bible Publishers, 2001
- Rick Meyers, E-Sword Software, 2014. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.