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Proverbs 31:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Her mouth, she openeth with wisdom, and, the instruction of kindness, is on her tongue:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness [is] on her tongue.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, and the law of clemency is on her tongue.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— She openeth her mouth with wisedome; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindnesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But she opens her mouth wisely, and according to law.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
She openeth 6605
{6605} Prime
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
her mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
with wisdom; 2451
{2451} Prime
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
and in x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
her tongue 3956
{3956} Prime
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
[is] the law 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
of kindness. 2617
{2617} Prime
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.

Proverbs 31:26

_ _ Her conversation is wise and gentle.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue [is] the (n) law of kindness.

(n) Her tongue is a book by which one might learn many good things: for she delights to talk of the word of God.

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Proverbs 31:8-9 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. ... Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Judges 13:23 But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these [things], nor would as at this time have told us [such things] as these.
1 Samuel 25:24-31 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, [upon] me [let this] iniquity [be]: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. ... That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.
2 Samuel 20:16-22 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee. ... Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast [it] out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
2 Kings 22:15-20 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, ... Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
Esther 4:4 So Esther's maids and her chamberlains came and told [it] her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received [it] not.
Esther 5:8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.
Esther 7:3-6 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: ... And Esther said, The adversary and enemy [is] this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
Esther 8:3-6 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. ... For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1:42-56 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb. ... And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
Acts 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

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Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Genesis 24:18-20 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. ... And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels.
Song of Songs 2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely.
Song of Songs 4:11 Thy lips, O [my] spouse, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey and milk [are] under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments [is] like the smell of Lebanon.
Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
Acts 6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Peter 3:4-5 But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. ... For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
1 Peter 3:8-9 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous: ... Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
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