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Proverbs 15:23

    Proverbs 15:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is!

    Webster's Revision

    A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!

    World English Bible

    Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word in due season, how good is it!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:23

    Probably, a special reference to debates in council Proverbs 15:22. They bring before us the special characteristic of the East, the delight in ready, improvised answers, solving difficulties, turning aside anger. Compare the effect on the scribe Mark 12:28.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:23

    15:23 The answer - By a wise, or good and seasonable answer.