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

  • Coop
    The fear of the lord is the beginning of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) therefore we should always carefully follow the instructions of God's uncompromising word. Remember; B.I.B.L.E. also means Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. If we follow God's instructions that are written in his word and apply these instructions through the leading of his holy Spirit, we have his assurance of being successful.
  • Rev. C.K.
    DON'T DO SOMETHING THAT FELLS GOOD NOW BUT WILL BE REGRETTED LATER...
  • BSP
    Verse 8 warns to stay far away from the immoral woman's house. If the young man in Proverbs 7 had heeded this warning, he would have been spared much pain.
  • Gary johnson
    Holden with the cords of sin. There can come a time after ignoring instruction, that one will be cut off and left to the rot of sins that will consume the sinner.
  • Irene123
    Abortion is - murder. The 'instant' the sperm and seed come together - is life. And GOD created it. These are HIS children, not ours. We are to raise them in HIS precepts, not ours.
  • Diana branch
    The lips of a strange woman... Represents sin itself

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