Proverbs 5:2
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New International Version
that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.

New Living Translation
Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you've learned.

English Standard Version
that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.

King James Bible
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that you may maintain discretion and your lips safeguard knowledge.

International Standard Version
so you may carefully practice discretion and your lips preserve knowledge.

NET Bible
in order to safeguard discretion, and that your lips may guard knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So that you heed counsel and your lips will keep knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that you may act with foresight and speak with insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
That you may observe discretion,
            And your lips may reserve knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that thou may keep council and that thy lips may conserve knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
That you may preserve discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.

American King James Version
That you may regard discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.

American Standard Version
That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman.

Darby Bible Translation
that thou mayest keep reflection, and that thy lips may preserve knowledge.

English Revised Version
That thou mayest preserve discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

World English Bible
that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
Study Bible
Avoid Immorality
1My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; 2That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge. 3For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Malachi 2:7
"For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

That you may regard discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.

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Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 15:2,7 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools …

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge …

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your …

Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Psalm 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

Songs 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are …

Malachi 2:6,7 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in …

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