New American Standard Bible
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
King James Bible
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Darby Bible Translation
The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
World English Bible
The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
Young's Literal Translation
To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The words point to the conditions of all true growth in wisdom; and he who has the gift of uttering it in winning speech increases it in himself and others.
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At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
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