New International Version
All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
King James Bible
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Darby Bible Translation
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing tortuous or perverse in them.
World English Bible
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.
Young's Literal Translation
In righteousness are all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse.
Proverbs 8:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the words - are in righteousness - בצדק betsedek, in justice and equity, testifying what man owes to his God, to his neighbor, and to himself; giving to each his due. This is the true import of צדק tsadak.
There is nothing froward - נפתל niphtal, tortuous, involved, or difficult.
Or perverse - עקש ikkesh, distorted, leading to obstinacy. On the contrary,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
froward or wreathed
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
They are corrupt and not his children; to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
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