Proverbs 5:2

NET ©

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

NIV ©

that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.

NASB ©

That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.

NLT ©

Then you will learn to be discreet and will store up knowledge.

MSG ©

Then you'll acquire a taste for good sense; what I tell you will keep you out of trouble.

BBE ©

So that you may be ruled by a wise purpose, and your lips may keep knowledge.

NRSV ©

so that you may hold on to prudence, and your lips may guard knowledge.

NKJV ©

That you may preserve discretion, And your lips may keep knowledge.

KJV
That thou mayest regard
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discretion
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and [that] thy lips
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may keep
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knowledge
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HEBREW
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tedw
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twmzm
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rmsl (5:2)
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LXXM
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CONJ
fulaxhv
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V-AAS-2S
ennoian
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N-ASF
agayhn
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A-ASF
aisyhsin
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N-ASF
de
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PRT
emwn
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A-GPN
ceilewn
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N-GPN
entellomai
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P-DS
NET © [draft] ITL
in order to safeguard
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discretion
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, and that your lips
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may guard
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knowledge
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “keep, protect, guard.”

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.