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Proverbs 31:26

    Proverbs 31:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Her mouth is open to give out wisdom, and the law of mercy is on her tongue.

    Webster's Revision

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    World English Bible

    She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:26

    Strength and honor are her clothing -

    16. All the articles manufactured by herself or under her care have a double perfection:

    1. They are strong.

    2. They are elegant;

    Strength and honor are her clothing; and on account of this she shall rejoice in time to come; she shall never have occasion to blush for any thing she has made, for any thing she or hers have worn, or for any thing she has sold. Besides, she has so conducted herself that she has reason to expect that the hand of the Lord shall be still with her, and shall keep her from evil that it may not grieve her.

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom -

    17. He comes now to the moral management of her family.

    1. She is wise and intelligent; she has not neglected the cultivation of her mind.

    2. She is amiable in her carriage, full of good nature, well tempered, and conciliating in her manners and address.

    In her tongue is the law of kindness - This is the most distinguishing excellence of this woman. There are very few of those who are called managing women who are not lords over their husbands, tyrants over their servants, and insolent among their neighbors. But this woman, with all her eminence and excellence, was of a meek and quiet spirit. Blessed woman!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:26

    Law of kindness - The words which come from the lips of the true wife are as a law giving guidance and instruction to those that hear them; but the law is not proclaimed in its sterner aspects, but as one in which "mercy tempers justice," and love, the fulfilling of the law, is seen to be the source from which it springs.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:26

    31:26 Openeth her mouth - She is neither sullenly silent, nor full of impertinent talk, but speaks discreetly and piously, as occasion offers. In her tongue - Her speeches are guided by wisdom and grace, and not by inordinate passions. And this practice is called a law in her tongue, because it is constant and customary, and proceeds from an inward and powerful principle of true wisdom.