Proverbs 31:26

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She openeth her mouth with wisedome; and in her tongue is the law of kindnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Roderick Simmons
    Who can find a virtuous woman? The virtuous woman can be found when GOD has prepared and sent both to glorify HIS example of marriage.
  • Chrystol
    Who can find a virtuous women? Do they still exist? I pray that when my son is old enough she will be found! He's 15, raised in the church, have a positive attitude, good group of friends, honor roll student, Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. I know I'm a virtuous women. My husband is a minister, along with Christ in our lives the foundation is already set. Have a Blessed Day All of You. ☺
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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