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

  • BSP
    Verse 10: A godly woman with precious qualities is a woman who is viewed as valuable and precious to Jehovah God.
  • BSP
    The first 2 qualities mentioned in this verse are superficial and can change over time. A woman who truly fears God though will develop beautiful and long lasting qualities that will be cherished.
  • Regina parks
    Praying I get back to this place....
  • 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. ☺
  • Rone
    This Proverb has so much to offer young women and men and these are the things that were ttaught once upon a time in church by the older women to the young womten. No one seems to have the love and show csre for tge young generation. This is the type of teaching that is missing from the church today. I was once the type of proverb wife and was physicalyl abused, I took my sons away from that.

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