New American Standard Bible
The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.
King James Bible
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
Darby Bible Translation
and the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
World English Bible
The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
Young's Literal Translation
And the heart of those hastened Understandeth to know, And the tongue of stammerers hasteth to speak clearly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The heart also of the rash - Margin, 'Hasty.' The Hebrew word denotes those who hasten; that is, those who are precipitate in forming a judgment, or deciding on a course of action. They do not take time to deliberate, and consequently they are led headlong into error, and into improper courses of life.
Shall understand knowledge - They shall take time to deliberate; and they shall consequently form a more enlightened judgment.
And the tongue of the stammerers - The 'stammerers' (compare the note at Isaiah 28:11) seem here to denote those who had indistinct and confused views of subjects, or who were incapable of expressing clear and intelligible views of divine truth.
Shall be ready to speak plainly - Margin, 'Elegantly.' The Hebrew is צתות tsâthôth 'clear,' 'white,' usually applied to a bright, clear, white light. The sense is, that there should be no indistinctness or obscurity in their views and modes of utterance.
The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.' (Isaiah xxxii. 17.) One reason why I glory in teaching Full Salvation is that it includes a religion of certainty. It brings a man to a place of sureness as to his religious relationships. A soul just awakened to a sense of responsibility is naturally full of wonderment and anxiety, and this must be disposed of. So that when we speak of a man obtaining Salvation, we say 'he found peace'. …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Under his Shadow.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
"Those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.
Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you."
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
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