New International Version
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things - נגידים negidim, things which are preeminent, and manifestly superior to all others. The teaching is not trifling, though addressed to triflers.
The opening of my lips shall be right things - מישרים meysharim, things which are calculated to correct your false notions, and set straight your crooked ways. Hence she declares,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
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