Proverbs 5:2 {3}
Good News Translation
Then you will know how to behave properly, and your words will show that you have knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
you will have sound judgment, and you will always know the right thing to say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her throat is smoother than oil.

New American Bible
That you may act discreetly, and your lips guard what you know.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her throat is smoother than oil.

thy lips

Proverbs 10:21 The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them.

Proverbs 15:2,7 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly. . . .

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel.

Psalm 45:2 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.

Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning,

Psalm 119:13 With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.

Songs 4:11 Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments, as the smell of frankincense.

Malachi 2:6,7 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace, and in equity, and turned many away from iniquity. . . .

Context
Avoiding Immorality
1That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman. 2For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her throat is smoother than oil.3But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.

Malachi 2:7
For the lips of the priests shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.That you may regard discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.

That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge.

that thou mayest keep good understanding, and the discretion of my lips gives thee a charge. Give no heed to a worthless woman;

that thou mayest keep reflection, and that thy lips may preserve knowledge.

That thou mayest preserve discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

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

To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
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