Proverbs 8:6
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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.

Proverbs 8:6 Parallel
Clarke'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


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...

Wisdom's Gift
'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.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Proverbs 23:16
my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

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