Gracious Winsome Speech

Proverbs 16:21 AMP … The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener].

From NetBible Pro 16:21

  • * the wise of heart = those who make wise decisions (“heart” being the metonymy), will gain a reputation of being the discerning ones.
  • prudent[0995] = to discern, understand, consider, know, teach, instruct
  • * winsome speech = sweetness of lips = The idea of “sweetness” must be gracious and friendly words. The teaching will be well-received because it is both delightful and persuasive (cf. NIV “pleasant words promote instruction”).
  • learning[03948] = teaching, insight, instruction, teaching-power, persuasiveness

Deuteronomy 32:2 … Let teaching drop like the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like rain droplets upon the new grass, and showers upon young plants.

  • teaching[03948] = learning, insight, instruction, teaching-power, persuasiveness

    *the teaching/learning in view is the teaching/learning of spiritual truths from the Scriptures

    Isaiah 55:10-11 AMP … For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Colossians 4:6 AMP … Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].

  • gracious[5485] = sweetness, pleasant, gratitude
    * of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy
    influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens,
    increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and
    kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues
  • seasoned with salt[217] = prudence, wisdom and grace exhibited in speech
Lord fill my heart and mouth with Your words. Let Your words fall like gentle rain or dew, pure and sweet. Praise You Lord Jesus, Your words do not return void. They produce the effect You desire increasing learning in both speaker and listener. Make us thirsty for You, Lord Jesus our Living word!

Leviticus 2:13 – Notes
Gracious Heart – Gracious Speech{prayer}


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One Response to “Gracious Winsome Speech”

  1. khollandsblog Says:


    #Praise U Lord Jesus-Ur words do not return void-They produce Ur desire-Increasing learning in both Speaker&Listener

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