Proverbs 15 :23

Proverbs 15 :23 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A man has 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 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!

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 15 :23

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :23

Barnes' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 15 :23

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