Proverbs 24:26
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New International Version
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

King James Bible
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

Darby Bible Translation
He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.

World English Bible
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Lips he kisseth who is returning straightforward words.

Proverbs 24:26 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Kiss his lips - Shall treat him with affection and respect.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...

Genesis 41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Daniel 2:46-48 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, and worshipped Daniel...

Mark 12:17,18,32-34 And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's...

giveth a right answer

Job 6:25 How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?

The Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
To Maximus, Bishop of Salona [113] . Gregory to Maximus, &c. When our common son the presbyter Veteranus came to the Roman city, he found me so weak from the pains of gout as to be quite unable to answer thy Fraternity's letters myself. And indeed with regard to the nation of the Sclaves [114] , from which you are in great danger, I am exceedingly afflicted and disturbed. I am afflicted as suffering already in your suffering: I am disturbed, because they have already begun to enter Italy by way
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

A Treatise on Good Works
I. We ought first to know that there are no good works except those which God has commanded, even as there is no sin except that which God has forbidden. Therefore whoever wishes to know and to do good works needs nothing else than to know God's commandments. Thus Christ says, Matthew xix, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." And when the young man asks Him, Matthew xix, what he shall do that he may inherit eternal life, Christ sets before him naught else but the Ten Commandments.
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 24:25
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.

Proverbs 24:27
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.

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