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Proverbs 8:8

8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.

Read Proverbs 8:8 Using Other Translations

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.
My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it.

What does Proverbs 8:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 8:8

All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness
Or "with righteousness" F24; are connected with it, are agreeable to it; are righteous ones, consistent with righteousness, with the righteous nature, will, and law of God: or "are concerning righteousness" F25 the necessity of righteousness in order to eternal life; the insufficiency of man's own righteousness to entitle to it; the need, worth, and excellency of the righteousness of Christ for that purpose; and of the propriety and usefulness of a life of righteousness and holiness, which the grace of God instructs men in;

[there is] nothing froward or perverse in them;
that is contrary to right reason, or to the law of God, or to the Scriptures of truth, or to the analogy of faith; nor is there any contradiction in the doctrines of the Gospel one to another, but an entire harmony and uniformity in them; they are not "yea" and "nay".


F24 (qdub) "cum justitia", Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; (meta dikaiosunhv) , Sept.
F25 "Gloriatio de justitia sua, vel invitatio ad accipiendam justitiam per fidem", Cocceius.
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