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Proverbs 24:26

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— [Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— He kisseth the lips that giveth a right answer.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lips, should one kiss with one who answereth in right words.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lips he kisseth who is returning straightforward words.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall kiss the lips, who answereth right words.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— They shall kisse the lippes of him that answereth vpright wordes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Euery man] shall kisse [his] lippes that giueth a right answere.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— The people shall kiss the lips of those who give admonition.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and [men] will kiss lips that answer well.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Every man] shall kiss 5401
{5401} Prime
A primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up; compare H2388 and H2836); to kiss, literally or figuratively (touch); also (as a mode of attachment), to equip with weapons.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[his] lips 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
that giveth 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
a right 5228
{5228} Prime
From the same as H5226; straightforward, that is, (figuratively), equitable, correct, or (abstractly), integrity.
answer. 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 24:26

_ _ kiss his lips — love and obey, do homage (Psalms 2:12; Song of Songs 8:1).

_ _ right answer — literally, “plain words” (compare Proverbs 8:9), opposed to deceptive, or obscure.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 24:23-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 24:26

Shall kiss — Shall respect him. A right answer — That speaks pertinently and plainly, and truly.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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. ... [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Genesis 41:38-57 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]? ... And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy [corn]; because that the famine was [so] sore in all lands.
Daniel 2:46-48 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. ... Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise [men] of Babylon.
Mark 12:17-18 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. ... Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: ... And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].

giveth a right answer:
Heb. answereth right words,
Job 6:25 How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
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Gn 41:38. Jb 6:25. Pv 15:23; 16:1; 25:11. Dn 2:46. Mk 12:17, 32.

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