Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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!

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 Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. 23 A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment -- "how good it is! 24 The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).



Cross References

Proverbs 12:14

From the fruit of his words a man shall be satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hands shall come back to him [as a harvest].

Isaiah 50:4

[The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].

1 Samuel 25:32-33

And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, Who sent you this day to meet me.

Proverbs 16:13

Right and just lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 24:26

He kisses the lips [and wins the hearts of men] who give a right answer.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:

Ephesians 4:29

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.

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