Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
Listen to me! For I have excellent things to tell you. Everything I say is right,
Don't miss a word of this--I'm telling you how to live well, I'm telling you how to live at your best.
Give ear, for my words are true, and my lips are open to give out what is upright.
Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right;
Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things;
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1 tn Heb “noble” or “princely.” Wisdom begins the first motivation by claiming to speak noble things, that is, excellent things.
2 tn Heb “opening of my lips” (so KJV, NASB). The noun “lips” is a metonymy of cause, with the organ of speech put for what is said.