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

New Living Translation
For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight.

English Standard Version
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Berean Study Bible
My mouth will impart wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will bring understanding.

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

New King James Version
My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.

New American Standard Bible
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

NASB 1995
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

NASB 1977
My mouth will speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

Amplified Bible
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart’s meditation brings understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart's meditation brings understanding.

American Standard Version
My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding.

Contemporary English Version
I speak words of wisdom, and my thoughts make sense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.

English Revised Version
My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Good News Translation
My thoughts will be clear; I will speak words of wisdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My mouth will speak wise sayings, the insights I have carefully considered.

International Standard Version
My mouth will speak wisely, and I will understand what I think about.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Literal Standard Version
My mouth speaks wise things, "" And the meditations of my heart [are] things of understanding.

NET Bible
I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.

New Heart English Bible
My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter 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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Evanescence of Wealth
2both low and high, rich and poor alike. 3My mouth will impart wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will bring understanding. 4I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle with the harp:…

Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Your words gives light; it informs the simple.


Treasury of Scripture

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

mouth

Deuteronomy 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

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, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…

meditation

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

Psalm 45:1
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing 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.









Verse 3. - My mouth shall speak of wisdom (comp. Job 33:3, 4). It is not his own "wisdom" that the psalmist is about to utter, but a wisdom communicated to him from without, to which he has "to incline his ear" (ver. 4). And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding; or, of discernment (Kay).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
My mouth
פִּ֭י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

will impart
יְדַבֵּ֣ר (yə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

wisdom,
חָכְמ֑וֹת (ḥā·ḵə·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2454: Wisdom, every wise woman

and the meditation
וְהָג֖וּת (wə·hā·ḡūṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1900: Meditation, a musing

of my heart
לִבִּ֣י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

will bring understanding.
תְבוּנֽוֹת׃ (ṯə·ḇū·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice


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