Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced;
develop common sense, you who are foolish.
6 Listen, for I speak of noble things,
and what my lips say is right.
7 For my mouth tells the truth,
and wickedness is detestable to my lips.


Cross References

Job 33:1-3

But now, Job, pay attention to my speech,
and listen to all my words.

Psalm 19:7-11

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

Psalm 49:3

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

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 4:2

for I am giving you good instruction.
Don’t abandon my teaching.

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, pay attention to my words;
listen closely to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:20-21

Haven’t I written for you thirty sayings
about counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 23:16

My innermost being will cheer
when your lips say what is right.

Matthew 5:2-12

Then He began to teach them, saying:

Matthew 7:28-29

When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching,

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:I will open My mouth in parables;
I will declare things kept secret
from the foundation of the world.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

Colossians 1:26

the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.

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