Psalm 49:3
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New International Version
My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.

King James Bible
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding:

World English Bible
My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart are things of understanding.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hear this, all ye people - The four first verses contain the author's exordium or introduction, delivered in a very pompous style and promising the deepest lessons of wisdom and instruction. But what was rare then is common-place now.

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Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

Job 33:3,33 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly...

Proverbs 4:1,2 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding...

Proverbs 8:6-11 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

Proverbs 22:17,20,21 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...


Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

Two Shepherds and Two Flocks
'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Luke 10:42 -- "But one thing is needful." It was the amiable character of our blessed Redeemer, that "he went about doing good," this great motive, which animated all his actions, brought him to the house of his friend Lazarus, at Bethany, and directed his behavior there. Though it was a season of recess from public labor, our Lord brought the sentiments and the pious cares of a preacher of righteousness into the parlor of a friend; and there his doctrine dropped as the rain, and distilled as the
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Some Helps to Mourning
Having removed the obstructions, let me in the last place propound some helps to holy mourning. 1 Set David's prospect continually before you. My sin is ever before me' (Psalm 51:3). David, that he might be a mourner, kept his eye full upon sin. See what sin is, and then tell me if there be not enough in it to draw forth tears. I know not what name to give it bad enough. One calls it the devil's excrement. Sin is a complication of all evils. It is the spirits of mischief distilled. Sin dishonours
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." There are some peculiar gifts that God hath given to man in his first creation, and endued his nature with, beyond other living creatures, which being rightly ordered and improved towards the right objects, do advance the soul of man to a wonderful height of happiness, that no other sublunary creature is capable of. But by reason of man's fall into sin, these are quite disordered and turned out of
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

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