New International Version
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
King James Bible
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Darby Bible Translation
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its 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!
Young's Literal Translation
Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!
Proverbs 15:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But in the multitude of counsellors - See note on Proverbs 11:13 (note). But רב יועצים rob yoatsim might be translated, chief or master of the council, the prime minister.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
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