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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
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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