Proverbs 5:2

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

Read Proverbs 5:2 Using Other Translations

That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.
Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned.

What does Proverbs 5:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 5:2

That thou mayest regard discretion
Observe it; retain it in thine heart, as Aben Ezra adds, and use it; think, speak, and act discreetly, and so avoid the bad woman afterwards described: the Vulgate Latin version is, "that thou mayest keep the thoughts"; and so Gersom interprets the word; "good thoughts", according to the Septuagint version; the thoughts of the heart are to be observed. A man of spiritual wisdom will take notice of them; evil thoughts, which lead to uncleanness, are to be repressed and kept in; good ones to be cherished and improved; wise and sagacious ones (such the word here used signifies) are to be attended to, as being of great advantage in the various affairs and business of life; and spiritual and evangelical wisdom helps to such thoughts, and directs to the observance and exercise of them; and [that] thy lips may keep knowledge;
may be able to speak of things worthy to be known, and communicate the knowledge of them to others; by which means useful knowledge will be kept and preserved, and be continued in successive ages; see ( Malachi 2:7 ) ; even the knowledge of God and of Christ, and of the Gospel and its doctrines; and which will be a means of preserving men, as from false doctrine, error, and heresy, so from profaneness and immorality; and particularly from the adulterous woman, next described.

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