Proverbs 5:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her wayes are moueable, that thou canst not know them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, `and' she knoweth `it' not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Lest she should ponder the path of life, her ways wander, she knoweth not [whither].
- Darby Bible

Lest thou shouldst ponder the path of life, her ways are movable, that thou canst not know them.
- Webster's Bible

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

The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lest she should walk the even path of life, her ways wander, but she knoweth it not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.

Discussion for Proverbs 5

  • Jamesbill
    It let me know that god see all things and we will have to give in accounts for the word and the things that we do, good or bad
  • Clarita
    Thank you for the wonderful verse an I pray for guidance and protectiob
  • Jerry
    "The strange woman..." watch out! she might look pretty, but she is deadly!
    Samson was led astray by one of theses "...strange women..."
    Got to control our fleshly desires.
  • R.L.Jackson
    Knowing Wisdom is a blessing she keeps us on the road of Righteousness. With out the truth which is Christ Jesus we all would be dam. Thank you Abba for sending Grace to our rescue amen.
  • Carol
    This is truly an eye opener for me it has made me really think about the things I'm doing in my life that are unpleasing in God's sight and I'm going to truly endeavor to get them corrected at once pray for my learning the way of true repentance so my soul is not lost due to the sinful lusts of this world.
  • Angela
    Basically, the scripture tells us that when we stray from the word of God, we are more susceptible to sinful behavior. We are to keep away from sin, and not allow others to lead us into sin.

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