Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

King James Version

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

Holman Bible

For it is pleasing if you keep them within you
and if they are constantly on your lips.

International Standard Version

for it is pleasant when you treasure them within you and have them ready on your lips.

A Conservative Version

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, if they be established together upon thy lips.

American Standard Version

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.

Amplified

For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For it is a delightful thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall be ordered together in thy lips.

Julia Smith Translation

For pleasant things if thou shalt watch them in thy belly; they shall be prepared together for thy lips.

King James 2000

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall all be fitted on your lips.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [it is] pleasant if you guard them {within you}; together they will be ready upon your lips.

Modern King James verseion

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall all be fitted in your lips,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for it is a pleasant thing if thou keep it in thine heart, and practice it in thy mouth -

NET Bible

For it is pleasing if you keep these sayings within you, and they are ready on your lips.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

For sweet shall they be, when thou shalt keep them in thine inmost mind, they shall fit well together, upon thy lips.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For it is a pleasant thing
נעים 
Na`iym 
Usage: 13

if thou keep
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

יחד 
Yachad 
Usage: 141

References

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Words Of The Wise

17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.


Cross References

Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Job 32:18-19

"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:111

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.

Psalm 119:171

Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 8:6

"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 25:11

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

Malachi 2:7

"For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

John 7:38

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"

Hebrews 13:15

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

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