Proverbs 15:23
Good News Translation
What a joy it is to find just the right word for the right occasion!

Contemporary English Version
Giving the right answer at the right time makes everyone happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.

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A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.

joy

Proverbs 12:14 By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.

Proverbs 16:13 Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.

Proverbs 24:26 He shall kiss the lips, who answereth right words.

Proverbs 25:11,12 To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of silver. . . .

Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.

in due season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord hath given me a learned tongue, that I should know how to uphold by word him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning he wakeneth my ear, that I may hear him as a master.

how

1 Samuel 25:32,33 And David said to Abigail: Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who sent thee this day to meet me, and blessed be thy speech: . . .

Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
22Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established. 23A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.24The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:14
By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.

Proverbs 15:22
Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.

Proverbs 25:11
To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of silver.

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord hath given me a learned tongue, that I should know how to uphold by word him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning he wakeneth my ear, that I may hear him as a master.

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

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

A bad man will by no means attend to counsel; neither will he say anything seasonable, or good for the common weal.

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

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

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

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

Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!
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