Proverbs 23:16

16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 23:16 in Other Translations

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
16 My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right.
16 Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.
16 My heart will dance and sing to the tuneful truth you'll speak.
16 My innermost being will cheer when your lips say what is right.

Proverbs 23:16 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:16

Yea, my reins shall rejoice
Which is only another phrase expressive of the same thing, and confirming the greatness of joy on the above occasion; not only his heart rejoiced, which was affectionately concerned for his son, near which he lay, the desires of which were frequently drawn out for his good, but his reins also; the seat of the afflictions rejoiced at it; showing how vehement, sincere, and hearty the joy was; when thy lips speak right things;
as they will, when the heart is wise; things agreeably to right reason, to the Scriptures of truth, the oracles of God; to the law and to the testimony; to the Gospel of Christ, and the doctrines of it; and such things as are savoury, pleasant, and profitable, and minister grace to the hearers. The Targum is,

``when my lips speak right things;''
see ( Proverbs 8:6 ) .

Proverbs 23:16 In-Context

14 Punish them with the rod and save them from death.
15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 24; Proverbs 27:11; Proverbs 29:3
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