Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

King James Version

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Holman Bible

A man takes joy in giving an answer;
and a timely word—how good that is!

International Standard Version

An appropriate answer brings joy to a person, and a well-timed word is a good thing.

A Conservative Version

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

American Standard Version

A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!

Amplified

A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment -- "how good it is!

Bible in Basic English

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is!

Darby Translation

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Julia Smith Translation

Joy to the man in the answer of his mouth: and a word in its time how good

King James 2000

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Joy [belongs] to a man with answers in his mouth, and a word in its time, how good [it is]!

Modern King James verseion

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A joyful thing it is to a man, when his counsel is followed; and very pleasant is a word spoken in due season.

NET Bible

A person has joy in giving an appropriate answer, and a word at the right time -- how good it is!

New Heart English Bible

Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time.

The Emphasized Bible

A man hath joy, in the answer of his own mouth, and, a word in its season, - how good!

Webster

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

World English Bible

Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!

Youngs Literal Translation

Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

by the answer
מענה 
Ma`aneh 
Usage: 8

and a word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

22 Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. 23 A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word! 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:14

A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

1 Samuel 25:32-33

Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me,

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Proverbs 24:26

He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

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