Proverbs 22:18
New International Version
for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

New Living Translation
For it is good to keep these sayings in your heart and always ready on your lips.

English Standard Version
for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Berean Study Bible
for it is pleasing when you keep them within you and they are constantly on your lips.

New American Standard Bible
For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

King James Bible
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

Christian Standard Bible
For it is pleasing if you keep them within you and if they are constantly on your lips.

Contemporary English Version
You will be glad that you know these sayings and can recite them.

Good News Translation
and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is pleasing if you keep them within you and if they are constantly on your lips.

International Standard Version
for it is pleasant when you treasure them within you and have them ready on your lips.

NET Bible
For it is pleasing if you keep these sayings within you, and they are ready on your lips.

New Heart English Bible
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they are sweet, keep them in your gut, and they will form together upon your lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is pleasant if you keep them in mind [so that] they will be on the tip of your tongue,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; Let them be established altogether upon thy lips.

New American Standard 1977
For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is a delightful thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall be ordered together in thy lips.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall all be fitted on your lips.

American King James Version
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall with be fitted in your lips.

American Standard Version
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that thou mayest know that they are good: and if thou lay them to heart, they shall also gladden thee on thy lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which shall be beautiful for thee, if thou keep it in thy bowels, and it shall flow in thy lips:

Darby Bible Translation
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee: they shall be together fitted on thy lips.

English Revised Version
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, if they be established together upon thy lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

World English Bible
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Young's Literal Translation
For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips.
Study Bible
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
17Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise—apply your mind to my knowledge— 18for it is pleasing when you keep them within you and they are constantly on your lips. 19So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have instructed you today, even you.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:10
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul.

Proverbs 22:19
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have instructed you today, even you.

Treasury of Scripture

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall with be fitted in your lips.

it is

Proverbs 2:10
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

Proverbs 3:17
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 24:13,14
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: …

within thee

Job 32:18,19
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me…

John 7:38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

fitted

Proverbs 8:6
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Proverbs 10:13,21
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding…

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.







Lexicon
for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

it is pleasing
נָ֭עִים (nā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5273: Pleasant, delightful

when
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you keep
תִשְׁמְרֵ֣ם (ṯiš·mə·rêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

them within you
בְּבִטְנֶ֑ךָ (bə·ḇiṭ·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

and they are constantly
יַ֝חְדָּ֗ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your lips.
שְׂפָתֶֽיךָ׃ (śə·p̄ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
(18) They shall withal be fitted in thy lips.--Rather, if they be established (dwell constantly) upon thy lips. They are to be as a watch, and "keep the door of his lips" against sin (Psalm 141:3), to teach him what to say in difficulty (Mark 13:11), how to speak without fear even before kings (Psalm 119:46); by them the "praises of God" will ever be in his mouth (Psalm 149:6).

Verse 18. - This verse gives the reason for the previous exhortation. It is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; in thy mind and memory (comp. Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 20:27). Thus Psalm 147:1, "It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely." They shall withal be fitted in thy lips. This rendering hardly suits the hortatory nature of the introduction. It is better to take the clause in the optative, as Delitzsch, Ewald, Nowack, and ethers: "Let them abide altogether upon thy lips;" i.e. be not ashamed to profess them openly, let them regulate thy words, teach thee wisdom and discretion. Septuagint, "And if thou admit them to thy heart, they shall likewise gladden thee on thy lips." 22:17-21. To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty. 22,23. He that robs and oppresses the poor, does so at his peril. And if men will not appear for them, God will. 24,25. Our corrupt hearts have so much tinder in them, that it is dangerous to have to do with those that throw about the sparks of their passion.
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