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

  • 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
  • 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.

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