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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! (NIV)

A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment--how good it is! (AMP)

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (KJV)

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16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. 18 The hot-tempered stir up dissension, but those who are patient calm a quarrel. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. 20 Wise children bring joy to their father, but foolish children despise their mother. 21 Folly brings joy to those who have no sense, but those who have understanding keep a straight course. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but those who hate bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30 Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. (NIV)