Proverbs 2:11

NET ©

Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

NIV ©

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

NASB ©

Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

NLT ©

Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

MSG ©

Good Sense will scout ahead for danger, Insight will keep an eye out for you.

BBE ©

Wise purposes will be watching over you, and knowledge will keep you;

NRSV ©

prudence will watch over you; and understanding will guard you.

NKJV ©

Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,

KJV
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A-NSF
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NET © [draft] ITL
Discretion
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will protect
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NET © Notes

tn The word מְזִמָּה (mÿzimmah, “discretion”) is the ability to know the best course of action for achieving one’s goal. It is knowledge and understanding with a purpose. This kind of knowledge enables one to make the right choices that will protect him from blunders and their consequences (cf. NLT “wise planning”; CEV “sound judgment”).

tn Heb “will watch over you.”