My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
My teaching 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:
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
[To the Chief Musician upon shoshannim, for the Sons of Korah, a maschil, a song of loves.] My heart is overflowing with a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made concerning the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready scribe.
The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.
Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and from the opening of my lips shall come right things.
Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.
Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.