18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within [1] thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

Other Translations of Proverbs 22:18

New International Version

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

English Standard Version

18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

The Message

18 you'll give it bold expression in your speech.

New King James Version

18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips,

New Living Translation

18 For it is good to keep these sayings in your heart and always ready on your lips.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:18

Commentary on Proverbs 22:17-21

(Read Proverbs 22:17-21)

To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty.