Proverbs 2:11
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New International Version
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

New Living Translation
Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

English Standard Version
discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,

New American Standard Bible
Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

King James Bible
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you,

International Standard Version
Discretion will protect you; understanding will watch over you,

NET Bible
Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

New Heart English Bible
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good mind will keep you and the intelligence of the good will deliver you

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foresight will protect you. Understanding will guard you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Discretion shall watch over thee, Discernment shall guard thee;

New American Standard 1977
Discretion will guard you,
            Understanding will watch over you,

Jubilee Bible 2000
discretion shall preserve thee, intelligence shall keep thee

King James 2000 Bible
Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

American King James Version
Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

American Standard Version
Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall preserve thee,

Darby Bible Translation
discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:

English Revised Version
Discretion shall watch over thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Webster's Bible Translation
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

World English Bible
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Young's Literal Translation
Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
10For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, 12To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:4
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

Proverbs 4:6
"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 6:22
When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
Treasury of Scripture

Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

Proverbs 4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Proverbs 6:22-24 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; …

Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you.

Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto …

Ecclesiastes 9:15-18 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered …

Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put …

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

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