Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 mind [incorporating them as guiding principles];
Let them be ready on your lips [to guide and strengthen yourself and others].

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.

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 thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, if they be established together upon thy lips. 19 That thy trust may be in LORD, I have made [them] known to thee this day, even to thee.


Cross References

Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to thy soul,

Job 32:18-19

for I am full of words. The spirit within me compels me.

Psalm 19:10

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold. Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips I have declared all the ordinances of thy mouth.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words to my taste, than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:111

I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, as he who finds great spoil.

Psalm 119:171

Let my lips utter praise, for thou teach me thy statutes.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 8:6

Hear, for I will speak excellent things. And the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat thou honey, for it is good, and the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste,

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken is apples of gold in a network of silver.

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I ate them. And thy words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart. For I am called by thy name, O LORD, God of hosts.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth. For he is the messenger of LORD of hosts.

John 7:38

He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.

Hebrews 13:15

Through him therefore, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, fruit of lips acknowledging his name.

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