Proverbs 31:26

“She openeth her mouth with wisedome; and in her tongue is the law of kindnesse.”

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Other Translations

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
- King James Version

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.
- Darby Bible

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
- Webster's Bible

She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.
- World English Bible

Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness [is] on her tongue.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and the law of kindness is on her tongue.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Brighton ochieng
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen


  • Molly
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).

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