Proverbs 25:11
Strong's Lexicon
A word
דָּ֝בָ֗ר (dā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing 1a) speech 1b) saying, utterance 1c) word, words 1d) business, occupation, acts, matter, case, something, manner (by extension)

fitly
אָפְנָֽיו׃ (’ā·p̄ə·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 655: 1) circumstance, condition, timely

spoken
דָּבֻ֥ר (dā·ḇur)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: 1) to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing 1a) (Qal) to speak 1b) (Niphal) to speak with one another, talk 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to speak 1c2) to promise 1d) (Pual) to be spoken 1e) (Hithpael) to speak 1f) (Hiphil) to lead away, put to flight

[is like] apples
תַּפּוּחֵ֣י (tap·pū·ḥê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8598: 1) apple, apple tree 1a) apple tree 1b) apples

of gold
זָ֭הָב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: 1) gold 1a) as precious metal 1b) as a measure of weight 1c) of brilliance, splendour (fig.)

in settings
בְּמַשְׂכִּיּ֥וֹת (bə·maś·kî·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4906: 1) show-piece, figure, imagination, image, idol, picture 1a) show-piece, carved figure (of idols) 1b) imagination, conceit

of silver.
כָּ֑סֶף (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: 1) silver, money 1a) silver 1a1) as metal 1a2) as ornament 1a3) as colour 1b) money, shekels, talents

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples on a silver tray.

New American Standard Bible
[Like] apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

King James Bible
A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.

New Living Translation
Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.

English Standard Version
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

New American Standard Bible
Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

King James Bible
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples on a silver tray.

International Standard Version
Like golden apples set in silver is a word spoken at the right time.

NET Bible
Like apples of gold in settings of silver, so is a word skillfully spoken.

American Standard Version
A word fitly spoken Is like apples of gold in network of silver.

English Revised Version
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver.

Young's Literal Translation
Apples of gold in imagery of silver, Is the word spoken at its fit times.






Cross References
Matthew 12:35
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

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 25:10
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 25:9
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 25:8
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Proverbs 25:12
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Proverbs 25:13
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:14
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
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