New American Standard Bible
"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
King James Bible
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear, for I will speak 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.
Young's Literal Translation
Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Excellent - literally, "princely things." The word is not the same as in marginal reference, and is elsewhere always used of persons (compare "captain" in 1 Samuel 9:16; 2 Samuel 5:2). The poetic style of this part of the book applies it here to the things taught, or to the character of the teaching.
Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.
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