My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding.
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight.
I set plainspoken wisdom before you, my heart-seasoned understandings of life.
From my mouth will come words of wisdom; and in the thoughts of my heart will be knowledge.
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “my mouth will speak wisdom.” According to BDB 315 s.v. חָכְמָה the plural חָכְמוֹת (khokhmot, “wisdom”) indicates degree or emphasis here.
2 tn Heb “and the meditation of my heart [i.e., mind] is understanding.” The Hebrew term הָגוּת (hagut, “meditation”), derived from הָגָה (hagah, “to recite quietly; to meditate”), here refers to thoughts that are verbalized (see the preceding line). The plural form תְבוּנוֹת (tÿvunot, “understanding”) indicates degree or emphasis (see GKC 397-98 §124.e).