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Proverbs 2:11

    Proverbs 2:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee:

    World English Bible

    Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Discretion shall watch over thee, understanding shall keep thee:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 2:11

    Discretion shall preserve thee - מזמה mezimmah. See on Proverbs 1:4 (note). Here the word is taken in a good sense, a good device. The man invents purposes of good; and all his schemes, plans, and devices, have for their object God's glory and the good of man: he deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things he shall stand. Coverdale translates, "Then shall Counsel preserve thee." A very good translation, much better than the present.