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

  • 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.
  • Salomao for verse 17
    Lord I give you my heart I give you my soul I live for you alone! It might help understanding. somehow!
  • I need a better understanding of what this scripture means
  • Shirley
    I have been married for 44 yrs now that I am almost 70 my husband left me he say we have no commonality. In reading proverbs its helping me to understand and to trust in God that this to will come to pass. All things are in the hands of God. It is definitely the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Just need prayer and encouragement from all.
  • Sasha ward
    It helps me to focus on Gods goodness Ito remember my husband from my youth, been married sence 18years of age , just turned 55 this month, my heart is aching.I must remember to give it to the lord, and quit complaining.
  • Lisa snow
    The book of proverbs is very helpful and teachers us every day lessons.

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