Proverbs 2:11
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New International Version
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

King James Bible
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Darby Bible Translation
discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:

World English Bible
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Young's Literal Translation
Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Proverbs 6:22-24 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you...

Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you.

Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

Ecclesiastes 9:15-18 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man...

Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

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The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 1:4
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--

Proverbs 4:6
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 6:22
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

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