Parallel Verses

Amplified

She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

She speaks wisely, teaching with gracious love.

A Conservative Version

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

Her mouth is open to give out wisdom, and the law of mercy is on her tongue.

Darby Translation

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Pe She opened her mouth with wisdom, and the law of mercy is upon her tongue.

Julia Smith Translation

She opened her mouth in wisdom, and the law of mercy upon her tongue.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and instruction of kindness [is] upon her tongue.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of grace.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Her mouth, she openeth with wisdom, and, the instruction of kindness, is on her tongue:

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

with wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

and in her tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

is the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

An Excellent Woman

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]! 26 She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction]. 27 She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.


Cross References

Proverbs 10:31

The mouths of the righteous (those harmonious with God) bring forth skillful and godly Wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut down [like a barren and rotten tree].

Genesis 24:18-20

And she said, Drink, my lord; and she quickly let down her jar onto her hand and gave him a drink.

Judges 13:23

But his [sensible] wife said to him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, He would not have received a burnt offering and a cereal offering from our hands, nor have shown us all these things or now have announced such things as these.

1 Samuel 25:24-31

Kneeling at his feet she said, Upon me alone let this guilt be, my lord. And let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your presence, and hear the words of your handmaid.

2 Samuel 20:16-22

Then a wise woman of the city cried, Hear, hear! Say to Joab, Come here so I can speak to you.

2 Kings 22:15-20

She said to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Tell the man who sent you to me,

Esther 4:4

When Esther's maids and her attendants came and told it to her, the queen was exceedingly grieved and distressed. She sent garments to clothe Mordecai, with orders to take his sackcloth from off him, but he would not receive them.

Esther 5:8

Then Esther said, My petition and my request is: If I have found favor in the sight of the king and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the dinner that I shall prepare for them; and I will do tomorrow as the king has said.

Esther 7:3-6

Then Queen Esther said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition and my people at my request.

Esther 8:3-6

And Esther spoke yet again to the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to avert the evil plot of Haman the Agagite and his scheme that he had devised against the Jews.

Proverbs 12:18

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.

Proverbs 25:15

By long forbearance and calmness of spirit a judge or ruler is persuaded, and soft speech breaks down the most bonelike resistance.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the dumb [those unable to speak for themselves], for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless;

Song of Songs 2:14

[So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Song of Songs 4:11

Your lips, O my [promised] bride, drop honey as the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue. And the odor of your garments is like the odor of Lebanon.

Malachi 2:6

The law of truth was in [Levi's] mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness and turned many away from iniquity.

Luke 1:38

Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left her.

Luke 1:42-56

And she cried out with a loud cry, and then exclaimed, Blessed (favored of God) above all other women are you! And blessed (favored of God) is the Fruit of your womb!

Acts 6:15

Then all who sat in the council (Sanhedrin), as they gazed intently at Stephen, saw that his face had the appearance of the face of an angel.

Acts 18:26

He began to speak freely (fearlessly and boldly) in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him with them and expounded to him the way of God more definitely and accurately.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.

Colossians 4:5

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

1 Peter 3:1

In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,

1 Peter 3:4-5

But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.

1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble).

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