Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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!

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 counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is! 24 The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:14

Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the wise that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; he wakes up early, early shall he awaken my ear, that I might hear, as the wise.

1 Samuel 25:32-33

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

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.

Proverbs 24:26

The lips of the one that gives a right answer shall be kissed.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

For all things there is a season, and every will under the heaven has its time determined.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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