Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

My mouth will speak wisely, and I will understand what I think about.

American Standard Version

My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Amplified

My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Bible in Basic English

From my mouth will come words of wisdom; and in the thoughts of my heart will be knowledge.

Darby Translation

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding:

Julia Smith Translation

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart understanding.

King James 2000

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My mouth will speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart [will be] understanding.

Modern King James verseion

my mouth shall speak of wise things; and the thoughts of my heart shall be of understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall muse of understanding.

NET Bible

I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.

New Heart English Bible

My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

My mouth, shall speak forth Wisdom, And the soft utterance of my heart be Understanding:

Webster

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

World English Bible

My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart are things of understanding.

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

2 both low and high, rich and poor together. 3 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline my ear to a parable. I will open my dark saying upon the harp.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

Job 33:3

My words [shall utter] the uprightness of my heart, and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

Job 33:33

If not, hearken thou to me. Keep silent, and I will teach thee.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.

Psalm 37:30

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

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a good matter. I speak the things which I have made concerning the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 104:34

Let thy meditation be sweet to him. I will rejoice in LORD.

Psalm 119:130

The opening of thy words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 4:1-2

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 8:6-11

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

Proverbs 22:17

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 22:20-21

Have I not written to thee excellent things of counsels and knowledge,

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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