Parallel Verses

Amplified


The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice and truth.

New American Standard Bible

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.

King James Version

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Holman Bible

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.

International Standard Version

The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice.

A Conservative Version

The mouth of a righteous man talks of wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

American Standard Version

The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice.

Bible in Basic English

The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.

Darby Translation

The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;

Julia Smith Translation

The mouth of the just one shall speak wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment

King James 2000

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Modern King James verseion

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

NET Bible

The godly speak wise words and promote justice.

New Heart English Bible

The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

The Emphasized Bible

The mouth of a righteous man, softly uttereth wisdom, and, his tongue, speaketh justice:

Webster

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

World English Bible

The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Youngs Literal Translation

The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

29
The righteous will inherit the land
And live in it forever.
30 
The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice and truth.
31
The law of his God is in his heart;
Not one of his steps will slip.


Cross References

Psalm 71:15


My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And of Your [deeds of] salvation all day long,
For their number is more than I know.

Deuteronomy 6:7-9

You shall teach them diligently to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths] and shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.

Psalm 71:24


My tongue also will speak of Your righteousness all day long;
For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my injury.

Proverbs 10:21


The lips of the righteous feed and guide many,
But fools [who reject God and His wisdom] die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 10:31


The mouth of the righteous flows with [skillful and godly] wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7


The lips of the wise spread knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain];
But the hearts of [shortsighted] fools are not so.

Proverbs 25:11-13


Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken at the right time.

Proverbs 27:9


Oil and perfume make the heart glad;
So does the sweetness of a friend’s counsel that comes from the heart.

Matthew 12:35

The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things.

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].

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