New International Version
my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
King James Bible
Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Darby Bible Translation
and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things.
World English Bible
yes, my heart will rejoice, when your lips speak what is right.
Young's Literal Translation
And my reins exult when thy lips speak uprightly.
Proverbs 23:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt beat him with the rod - A proper correction of children was a favourite point of discipline with Solomon. We have already seen how forcibly he speaks on this subject. See the notes on the places referred to in 1 Corinthians 5:5 (note).
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
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