Proverbs 8:6
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English Standard Version
Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right,

King James Bible
Hear; for I will speak of 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Proverbs 8:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The admonition, having its motive in that which goes before, is now founded on the emphatic finale:

26 For many are the slain whom she hath caused to fall,

     And many are her slain.

27 A multiplicity of ways to help is her house,

     Going down to the chambers of death.

The translation "for many slain has she laid low" (Syr., Targ., Jerome, Luther) is also syntactically possible; for רבּים can be placed before its substantive after the manner of the demonstratives and numerals (e.g., Nehemiah 9:28, cf. אחד, Sol 4:9), and the accentuation which requires two servants (the usual two Munachs) to the Athnach appears indeed thus to construe it. It is otherwise if רבים here meant magni (thus e.g., Ralbag, and recently Bertheau), and not multi; but רבים and עצמים stand elsewhere in connection with each other in the signification many and numerous, Psalm 35:18; Joel 2:2; Micah 4:3. "Her slain" are those slain by her; the part. pass. is connected with the genitive of the actor, e.g., Proverbs 9:18; cf. (Arab.) ḳatyl âlmḥabbt, of one whom love kills (Fl.). With Proverbs 7:27 cf. Proverbs 2:18; Proverbs 9:18. In 27a, בּיתהּ is not equivalent to בביתה after Proverbs 8:2, also not elliptical and equivalent to דרכי ביתה; the former is unnecessary, the latter is in no case established by Psalm 45:7; Ezra 10:13, nor by Deuteronomy 8:15; 2 Kings 23:17 (see, on the other hand, Philippi's Status Constructus, pp. 87-93). Rightly Hitzig has: her house forms a multiplicity of ways to hell, in so far as adultery leads by a diversity of ways to hell. Similarly the subject and the predicate vary in number, Proverbs 16:25; Psalm 110:3; Job 26:13; Daniel 9:23, and frequently. If one is once in her house, he may go in this or in that way, but surely his path is to destruction: it consists of many steps to hell, such as lead down (דרך, fem. Isaiah 37:34, masc. Isaiah 30:21) to the extreme depths of death (cf. Job 9:9, "chambers of the south" equals its remotest regions veiling themselves in the invisible); for חדר (Arab. khiddr) is the part of the tent or the house removed farthest back, and the most private (Fl.). These חדרי־מות, cf. עמקי שׁאול, Proverbs 9:18, approach to the conception of גּיהנּם, which is afterwards distinguished from שאול.

Proverbs 8:6 Parallel Commentaries

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for

Proverbs 2:6,7 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding...

Proverbs 4:2,20,22 For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law...

Proverbs 22:20,21 Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge...

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

1 Corinthians 2:6,7 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

the opening

Job 33:1-3 Why, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and listen to all my words...

Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Matthew 7:28,29 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine...

Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables...

Cross References
Proverbs 22:20
Have I not written for you thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 23:16
My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right.

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