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Listen and Observe
Proverbs 8:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
6 Listen, for I will speak noble things,
and from the opening of my lips right things,
Listen, for I will speak noble things: The Hebrew word (shama) rendered listen means to listen, to hear, to perceive, to pay close attention, and respond, heed, or obey on the basis of having heard. (Ex. 4:1; Eccl. 9:16-17; Prov. 5:12) Nobel things (Heb. neged) have the sense of noble words in that they are worthy of being heard and heeded because they are valuable, proper, and true.
And from the opening of my lips will upright things: The opening of my lips is a figurative expression of “I will speak” from the first line. What is right (Heb. mêšārîm) means upright, that is, a moral standard, what is fair, just, or reasonable.
How can we learn shrewdness, prudence, discernment, and acquire an understanding heart that was just spoken of in 7:5? This is done by our listening to, observing, and paying close attention to the noble (worthy) words of Wisdom. Her words are of moral excellence. She only speaks what is right, upright, honest, straightforward, direct, frank, and truthful.