"yet I resolved never more to put any Confidence in Princes or Ministers"

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Psalms 146:3 admonishes "Put not your trust in princes." The implication in the Bible is that God is a more powerful aid than any human being could be. When quoted in an earthly context, it implies that rulers are bound to sacrifice their word and their honor whenever it is necessary for "reasons of state" or for "the greater good".