Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
I have read of a lady who, writing to a young man in the navy, thought, "Shall I close this as anybody would, or shall I say a word for my Master?" and, lifting up her heart for a moment, she wrote, telling him that his constant change of scene and place was an apt illustration of the Word, "Here we have no continuing city," and asked if he could say, "I seek one to come." Trembling she folded it, and sent it off. Back came the answer: "Thank you so much for those kind words. I am an orphan, and no one has spoken to me like that since my mother died, long years ago." The arrow, shot at venture, hit home, and the young man shortly after rejoiced in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of peace.
Parallel VersesKJV: Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.