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Proverbs 5:6

    Proverbs 5:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lest you should ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that you can not know them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, and'she knoweth it not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    She never keeps her mind on the road of life; her ways are uncertain, she has no knowledge.

    Webster's Revision

    So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, and'she knoweth it not.

    World English Bible

    She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that she findeth not the level path of life: her ways are unstable and she knoweth it not.

    Definitions for Proverbs 5:6

    Ponder - To consider carefully; meditate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:6

    Lest thou shouldest ponder - To prevent thee from reflecting on thy present conduct, and its consequences, her ways are moveable - she continually varies her allurements.

    Thou canst not know them - It is impossible to conceive all her tricks and wiles: to learn these in all their varieties, is a part of the science first taught in that infernal trade.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:6

    Or (with the Septuagint and Vulgate), Lest she should ponder (or "She ponders not") the way of life, her paths move to and fro (unsteady as an earthquake); she knows not. The words describe with a terrible vividness the state of heart and soul which prostitution brings upon its victims; the reckless blindness that will not think, tottering on the abyss, yet loud in its defiant mirth, ignoring the dreadful future.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:6

    5:6 Lest - To prevent thy serious consideration. Moveable - She transforms herself into several shapes, and has a thousand arts to ensnare. Know - Thou canst not discover all her practice.