Proverbs 22:18

“For it is a pleasant thing, if thou keepe them within thee; they shall withall be fitted in thy lippes.”

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Other Translations

For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
- King James Version

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is a delight to keep them in your heart, to have them ready on your lips.
- Basic English Bible

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee: they shall be together fitted on thy lips.
- Darby Bible

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
- Webster's Bible

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
- World English Bible

For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; let them be established altogether upon thy lips.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:18


22:18 Fitted - Fitly expressed: thou wilt be able to discourse profitably of them.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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