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Proverbs 8:6

    Proverbs 8:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give ear, for my words are true, and my lips are open to give out what is upright.

    Webster's Revision

    World English Bible

    Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:6

    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,

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 8:6

    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.