that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.
Then you will learn to be discreet and will store up knowledge.
Then you'll acquire a taste for good sense; what I tell you will keep you out of trouble.
So that you may be ruled by a wise purpose, and your lips may keep knowledge.
so that you may hold on to prudence, and your lips may guard knowledge.
That you may preserve discretion, And your lips may keep knowledge.
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1 tn Heb “keep, protect, guard.”
2 sn This “discretion” is the same word in 1:4; it is wise, prudential consideration, careful planning, or the ability to devise plans with a view to the best way to carry them out. If that ability is retained then temptations to digress will not interfere.