Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

Hear, for I will speak 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.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, for my words are true, and my lips are open to give out what is upright.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Hear ye, for I will speak dear things; and the openings of my lips uprightnesses.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Listen! For noble things I will speak, and upright things from the opening of my lips.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give ear, for I will speak of great matters, and open my lips to tell things that be 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.

The Emphasized Bible

Hear, for, princely things, will I speak, and the opening of my lips shall be of equity;

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
for I will speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

נגד נגיד 
Nagiyd 
Usage: 44

and the opening
מפתּח 
Miphtach 
Usage: 1

of my lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. 6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. 7 "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.


Cross References

Job 33:1-3

"However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words.

Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 49:3

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

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 4:2

For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:20-21

Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

Proverbs 23:16

And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

Matthew 5:2-12

He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

Matthew 7:28-29

When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching;

Matthew 13:35

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

Colossians 1:26

that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,

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