Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

King James Version

Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

Holman Bible

He who gives an honest answer
gives a kiss on the lips.

International Standard Version

A kiss on the lips that's what someone who gives an honest answer deserves.

A Conservative Version

He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.

American Standard Version

He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

He gives a kiss with his lips who gives a right answer.

Darby Translation

He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

He shall kiss the lips turning back right words.

King James 2000

Every man shall kiss his lips who gives a right answer.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He will kiss [the] lips, he who gives an honest answer.

Modern King James verseion

He shall kiss the lips that return right words.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He maketh himself to be well loved, that giveth a good answer.

NET Bible

Like a kiss on the lips is the one who gives an honest answer.

New Heart English Bible

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

The Emphasized Bible

Lips, should one kiss with one who answereth in right words.

Webster

Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

World English Bible

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lips he kisseth who is returning straightforward words.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נשׁק 
Nashaq 
Usage: 35

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

a right
נכח 
Nakoach 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

More Sayings Of The Wise

25 But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them. 26 He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer. 27 Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.



Cross References

Genesis 41:38-57

Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"

Job 6:25

"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?

Proverbs 15:23

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

Proverbs 16:1

The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Proverbs 25:11-12

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

Daniel 2:46-48

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense.

Mark 12:17-18

And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.

Mark 12:32-34

The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;

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