A man takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word-how good that is!
He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.
The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.
in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report to those who sent you?
Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy, so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.
Don't answer a fool according to his foolishness, or you'll be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his foolishness, or he'll become wise in his own eyes.
One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
When Jesus saw that he answered intelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no one dared to question Him any longer.
"Who are you, then?" they asked. "We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?"