Proverbs 6:2
New International Version
you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.

New Living Translation
if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said—

English Standard Version
if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Berean Study Bible
if you have been trapped by the words of your lips, ensnared by the words of your mouth,

King James Bible
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

New King James Version
You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.

New American Standard Bible
If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth, Or caught by the words of your mouth,

NASB 1995
If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,

NASB 1977
If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,

Amplified Bible
If you have been snared with the words of your lips, If you have been trapped by the speech of your mouth,

Christian Standard Bible
you have been snared by the words of your mouth— trapped by the words from your mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you have been trapped by the words of your lips-- ensnared by the words of your mouth.

American Standard Version
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are trapped by the saying of your mouth and you are taken by the speech of your lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For a man's own lips become a strong snare to him, and he is caught with the lips of his own mouth.

Contemporary English Version
Then you are trapped by your own words,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words.

English Revised Version
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Good News Translation
Have you been caught by your own words, trapped by your own promises?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you are trapped by the words of your own mouth, caught by your own promise.

International Standard Version
trapped by your own words, and caught by your own words,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou art snared by the words of thy mouth, Thou art caught by the words of thy mouth--

Literal Standard Version
Have been snared with sayings of your mouth, "" Have been captured with sayings of your mouth,

NET Bible
if you have been ensnared by the words you have uttered, and have been caught by the words you have spoken,

New Heart English Bible
You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.

World English Bible
You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Foolishness
1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge with a stranger, 2if you have been trapped by the words of your lips, ensnared by the words of your mouth, 3then do this, my son, to free yourself, for you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go, humble yourself, and press your plea with your neighbor.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:25
You must burn up the images of their gods; do not covet the silver and gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it; for it is detestable to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge with a stranger,

Proverbs 6:3
then do this, my son, to free yourself, for you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go, humble yourself, and press your plea with your neighbor.


Treasury of Scripture

You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

Psalm 12:1-3
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men…









Verse 2. - Thou art snared with the words of thy month, etc.; i.e. the inevitable consequence of an inconsiderate undertaking of suretyship is that you become entangled and involved by your own premises, and hampered by self-imposed obligations. The Authorized Version rightly regards this as the conclusion. So the Vulgate. Others, however, carry on the hypothesis, and insert im, "if:" "If thou art snared," etc.; but without warrant (Zockler, Wordsworth, Plumptre). The LXX. throws the thought into the form of a proverb, as "a strong net to a man are his own words." A distinction is to be drawn between the verbs rendered "entangled" and "taken;" the former, yakosh, signifying to be taken unwarily, off one's guard; the latter, lakad, referring, as before observed (cf. Proverbs 5:22), to the being stricken with the net. They are found in the same collocation in Isaiah 8:15, "Many among them shall be snared and taken." The repetition of the phrase, "with the words of thy mouth," is not unintentional or purely rhetorical. It is made, as Delitzsch observes, to bring with greater force to the mind that the entanglements in which the surety is involved are the result of his own indiscretion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
if you have been trapped
נוֹקַ֥שְׁתָּ (nō·w·qaš·tā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3369: To lay a bait or lure

by the words
בְאִמְרֵי־ (ḇə·’im·rê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 561: Something said

of your lips,
פִ֑יךָ (p̄î·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

ensnared
נִ֝לְכַּ֗דְתָּ (nil·kaḏ·tā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

by the words
בְּאִמְרֵי־ (bə·’im·rê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 561: Something said

of your mouth,
פִֽיךָ׃ (p̄î·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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