Proverbs 6:2
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New International Version
you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.

New Living Translation
if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said--

English Standard Version
if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

New American Standard Bible
If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,

King James Bible
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you have been trapped by the words of your lips-- ensnared by the words of your mouth.

International Standard Version
trapped by your own words, and caught by your own words,

NET Bible
if you have been ensnared by the words you have uttered, and have been caught by the words you have spoken,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are trapped by the saying of your mouth and you are taken by the speech of your lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you are trapped by the words of your own mouth, caught by your own promise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
thou art snared with the words of thy mouth; thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

American King James Version
You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

American Standard Version
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words.

Darby Bible Translation
thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

English Revised Version
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

World English Bible
You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-5 If we live as directed by the word of God, we shall find it profitable even in this present world. We are stewards of our worldly substance, and have to answer to the Lord for our disposal of it; to waste it in rash schemes, or such plans as may entangle us in difficulties and temptations, is wrong. A man ought never to be surety for more than he is able and willing to pay, and can afford to pay, without wronging his family; he ought to look upon every sum he is engaged for, as his own debt. If we must take all this care to get our debts to men forgiven, much more to obtain forgiveness with God. Humble thyself to him, make sure of Christ as thy Friend, to plead for thee; pray earnestly that thy sins may be pardoned, and that thou mayest be kept from going down to the pit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Thou art snared with the words of thy month, etc.; i.e. the inevitable consequence of an inconsiderate undertaking of suretyship is that you become entangled and involved by your own premises, and hampered by self-imposed obligations. The Authorized Version rightly regards this as the conclusion. So the Vulgate. Others, however, carry on the hypothesis, and insert im, "if:" "If thou art snared," etc.; but without warrant (Zockler, Wordsworth, Plumptre). The LXX. throws the thought into the form of a proverb, as "a strong net to a man are his own words." A distinction is to be drawn between the verbs rendered "entangled" and "taken;" the former, yakosh, signifying to be taken unwarily, off one's guard; the latter, lakad, referring, as before observed (cf. Proverbs 5:22), to the being stricken with the net. They are found in the same collocation in Isaiah 8:15, "Many among them shall be snared and taken." The repetition of the phrase, "with the words of thy mouth," is not unintentional or purely rhetorical. It is made, as Delitzsch observes, to bring with greater force to the mind that the entanglements in which the surety is involved are the result of his own indiscretion.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth,.... Got into a snare out of which an escape is not easy; art no longer free, and thine own man, but under obligation to pay the debt if required; by the verbal agreement made and confirmed by striking hands, and this before witnesses;

thou art taken with the words of thy mouth; as in a net, and held fast therein and thereby, and cannot get loose without paying the debt, if the debtor does not, or without the leave of the creditor.



Proverbs 6:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings against Foolishness
1My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger, 2If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth, 3Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:25
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

Proverbs 6:3
So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go--to the point of exhaustion-- and give your neighbor no rest!
Treasury of Scripture

You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

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