Proverbs 31:26
New International Version
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

New Living Translation
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.

English Standard Version
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Berean Study Bible
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

King James Bible
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

New King James Version
She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

New American Standard Bible
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

NASB 1995
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

NASB 1977
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Amplified Bible
She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction].

Christian Standard Bible
Her mouth speaks wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She opens her mouth with wisdom and loving instruction is on her tongue.

American Standard Version
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has opened her mouth in wisdom and the law of compassion is upon her tongue.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But she opens her mouth wisely, and according to law.

Contemporary English Version
Her words are sensible, and her advice is thoughtful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, and the law of clemency is on her tongue.

English Revised Version
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

Good News Translation
She speaks with a gentle wisdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"She speaks with wisdom, and on her tongue there is tender instruction.

International Standard Version
She speaks wisely, teaching with gracious love.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

Literal Standard Version
She has opened her mouth in wisdom, And the law of kindness [is] on her tongue.

NET Bible
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.

New Heart English Bible
She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

World English Bible
She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
25Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the days to come. 26She opens her mouth with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.…

Cross References
Proverbs 10:31
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.


Treasury of Scripture

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

openeth

Proverbs 31:8,9
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction…

Judges 13:23
But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.

1 Samuel 25:24-31
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid…

in her

Proverbs 12:18
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 25:15
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.









(26) She openeth her mouth with wisdom.--She is not a mere household drudge, with no thought beyond providing food and clothing for her family. She cares for their higher interests, and knows how to guide them with her wisdom.

In her tongue is the law of kindness.--Kindness is the law by which she regulates all her words.

Verse 26. - PE. She openeth her mouth with wisdom. She is not merely a good housewife, attending diligently to material interests; she guides her family with words of wisdom. When she speaks, it is not gossip, or slander, or idle talk, that she utters, but sentences of prudence and sound sense, such as may minister grace to the hearers. The Septuagint has this verse before ver. 25, and the first hemistich Again. after ver. 27. So in Lamentations 2, 3, 4, the pe and ayin vetoes change places. This is also the case in Psalm 37. In the former passage the LXX: renders, "She openeth her mouth heedfully and lawfully (προεχόντως καὶ ἐννόμως);" and in the other, "wisely and in accordance with law (σοφῶς καὶ νομοθέσμως)." In her tongue is the law of kindness (thorath chesed); i.e. her language to those around her is animated and regulated by love. As mistress of a family, she has to teach and direct her dependents, and she performs this duty with gracious kindness and ready sympathy. Septuagint, "She places order on her tongue."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She opens
פָּתְחָ֣ה (pā·ṯə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

her mouth
פִּ֭יהָ (pî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

with wisdom,
בְחָכְמָ֑ה (ḇə·ḥā·ḵə·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

and faithful
חֶ֝֗סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

instruction
וְתֽוֹרַת־ (wə·ṯō·w·raṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

is on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

her tongue.
לְשׁוֹנָֽהּ׃ (lə·šō·w·nāh)
Noun - common singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue


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