Proverbs 8:6
New International Version
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.

New Living Translation
Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you. Everything I say is right,

English Standard Version
Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right,

Berean Study Bible
Listen, for I speak of noble things, and the opening of my lips will reveal right.

New American Standard Bible
"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.

King James Bible
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen, for I speak of noble things, and what my lips say is right.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, because what I say is worthwhile and right.

Good News Translation
Listen to my excellent words; all I tell you is right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, for I speak of noble things, and what my lips say is right.

International Standard Version
Listen, because I have noble things to say, and what I have to say will reveal what is right.

NET Bible
Listen, for I will speak excellent things, and my lips will utter what is right.

New Heart English Bible
Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Hear me, because it is truth that I speak, and my mouth opens with uprightness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen! I am speaking about noble things, and my lips will say what is right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, for I will speak excellent things, And the opening of my lips shall be right things.

New American Standard 1977
“Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will produce right things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear, for I will speak of excellent things, and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and from the opening of my lips shall come right things.

American King James Version
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

American Standard Version
Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hearken to me; for I will speak solemn truths; and will produce right sayings from my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, for I will speak excellent things, and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

English Revised Version
Hear, for I will speak excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

World English Bible
Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.

Young's Literal Translation
Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
5O you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding. 6Listen, for I speak of noble things, and the opening of my lips will reveal right. 7For my mouth will speak the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips.…
Cross References
Proverbs 22:20
Have I not written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 23:16
My inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

for

Proverbs 2:6,7
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding…

Proverbs 4:2,20,22
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law…

Proverbs 22:20,21
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, …

the opening

Job 33:1-3
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words…

Matthew 5:2
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Matthew 7:28,29
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: …







Lexicon
Listen,
שִׁ֭מְעוּ (mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I speak
אֲדַבֵּ֑ר (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

of noble things,
נְגִידִ֣ים (nə·ḡî·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5057: A commander, civil, military, religious, honorable themes

and the opening
וּמִפְתַּ֥ח (ū·mip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4669: An aperture, utterance

of my lips
שְׂ֝פָתַ֗י (p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

[will reveal] right.
מֵישָׁרִֽים׃ (mê·šā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude
(6) The opening of my lips shall be right things.--That is, I will open my mouth to speak them.

Verse 6. - I will speak of excellent things; de rebus magnis, Vulgate; σεμνὰ γὰρ ἐρῶ, Septuagint. The Hebrew nagid is elsewhere used of persons; e.g. a prince, leader (1 Samuel 9:16; 1 Chronicles 26:24); so it may here be best translated "princely," "noble" - an epithet which the subject matter of Wisdom's discourse fully confirms (comp. Proverbs 22:20, though the word there is different). Hitzig and others, following the Syriac, prefer the meaning, "plain, evident truths" (comp. ver. 9); but the former interpretation is most suitable. The opening of my lips shall be right things. That which I announce when I open my mouth is just and right (Proverbs 23:16). Septuagint. 8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.
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