New American Standard Bible
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better, He shall kiss lips that giveth a right answer, i. e., he shall gain the hearts of men as much as by all outward signs of sympathy and favor. Compare 2 Samuel 15:1-6.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.
Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.
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