Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 24:26

Context
NET ©

Like a kiss on the lips 1  is the one who gives an honest answer.

NIV ©

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

NASB ©

He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

NLT ©

It is an honor to receive an honest reply.

MSG ©

An honest answer is like a warm hug.

BBE ©

He gives a kiss with his lips who gives a right answer.

NRSV ©

One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

NKJV ©

He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.


KJV
[Every man] shall kiss
<05401> (8799)
[his] lips
<08193>
that giveth
<07725> (8688)
a right
<05228>
answer
<01697>_.
{that...: Heb. that answereth right words}
NASB ©
He kisses
<05401>
the lips
<08193>
Who gives
<07725>
a right
<05228>
answer
<01697>
.
HEBREW
Myxkn
<05228>
Myrbd
<01697>
bysm
<07725>
qsy
<05401>
Mytpv (24:26)
<08193>
LXXM
ceilh
<5491
N-APN
de
<1161
PRT
filhsousin
<5368
V-FAI-3P
apokrinomena {V-PMPAP} logouv
<3056
N-APM
agayouv
<18
A-APM
NET © [draft] ITL
Like a kiss
<05401>
on the lips
<08193>
is the one who gives an honest
<05228>
answer
<07725>
.
NET ©

Like a kiss on the lips 1  is the one who gives an honest answer.

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the one who returns right words kisses the lips.” This is an implied comparison for giving an honest answer. Honesty is like a kiss. The kiss would signify love, devotion, sincerity, and commitment (in that culture) – an outward expression of what is in the heart. It is an apt illustration of telling the truth. Some English versions now replace the figure to avoid cultural misunderstanding (cf. TEV, CEV “a sign of true friendship”; NLT “an honor”).



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