A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?