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

New Living Translation
An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.

English Standard Version
Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips.

Berean Study Bible
An honest answer given is like a kiss on the lips.

New American Standard Bible
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

New King James Version
He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

Contemporary English Version
Giving an honest answer is a sign of true friendship.

Good News Translation
An honest answer is a sign of true friendship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

International Standard Version
A kiss on the lips— that's what someone who gives an honest answer deserves.

NET Bible
Like a kiss on the lips is the one who gives an honest answer.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the lips will kiss those that reprove.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Giving a straight answer is [like] a kiss on the lips.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He kisseth the lips That giveth a right answer.

New American Standard 1977
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The lips of the one that gives a right answer shall be kissed.

King James 2000 Bible
Every man shall kiss his lips who gives a right answer.

American King James Version
Every man shall kiss his lips that gives a right answer.

American Standard Version
He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and men will kiss lips that answer well.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall kiss the lips, who answereth right words.

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

English Revised Version
He kisseth the lips that giveth a right answer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every man shall kiss his lips that 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.
Study Bible
Further Sayings of the Wise
25but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them. 26An honest answer given is like a kiss on the lips. 27Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; after that, you can build your house.…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:25
but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.

Proverbs 24:27
Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; after that, you can build your house.

Treasury of Scripture

Every man shall kiss his lips that gives a right answer.

shall

Proverbs 15:23
A man hath 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…

giveth a right answer

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







Lexicon
An honest
נְכֹחִֽים׃ (nə·ḵō·ḥîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5228: Straightforward, equitable, correct, integrity

answer
דְּבָרִ֥ים (də·ḇā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

given
מֵ֝שִׁ֗יב (mê·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

is like a kiss
יִשָּׁ֑ק (yiš·šāq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5401: To kiss, to equip with weapons

on the lips.
שְׂפָתַ֥יִם (śə·p̄ā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
(26) Every man shall kiss his lips . . . Rather, He kisseth the lips that giveth right answers. His words are as pleasant as if he had kissed the inquirer's lips.

Verse 26. - A distich connected with the subject of the preceding paragraph. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer; or better, he kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer. An answer that is fair and suitable to the circumstances is as pleasant and assuring to the bearers as a kiss on the lips. Such a salutation would be a natural sign of sympathy and affection. Thus Absalom won the hearts of the people by kissing those who came to court with their suits (2 Samuel 15:5). In Genesis 41:40, where the Authorized Version has, "According to thy word shall all my people be ruled," the Hebrew runs, "Thy mouth shall all my people kiss," i.e. they shall do homage to thee, which is another signification of this action. This, however, would not be suitable here, as the kiss is supposed to be given by the speaker, though the LXX. mistakenly translates, "But men will kiss lips that answer good words." 24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
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