Proverbs 25:11

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of siluer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A word fitly spoken Is `like' apples of gold in network of silver.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A word at the right time is like apples of gold in a network of silver.
- Basic English Bible

[As] apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season.
- Darby Bible

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
- Webster's Bible

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
- World English Bible

Apples of gold in imagery of silver, [Is] the word spoken at its fit times.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:11


25:11 Of silver - Which it seems was usual in those times, and was grateful to the eye for the beauty and variety both of the colours and figures, the golden apples appearing through net - work of silver.


Discussion for Proverbs 25:11

  • Paulette Armsttrong for verse 11
    A word Fitly spoken finds its source in time spent with the Lord Acts4:13-20 Peter and John only spoke of the things they had seen and heard. Isaiah50:4 we have been given the tongue of the learned that we should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary,He WAKENS morning by morning He WAKENS my ear to hear as the learned Isaiah28:11-12 rest for the weary as they come unto JESUS and Learn of Him Mt11:28-30 Eph4:20-24 Time to arise and shine for the Light has come Isaiah60:1 Eph5:14 -17..time to be wise and understand what the will of the Lord is ! Jn6:63 Spirit and Life
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  • Kevin Janiak for verse 11
    Sounds very poetic almost but has a lot of meaning very wise to watch what you say let the lord lead your conversation don't speak out of turn on your own intilect in situations you find yourself
  • Phyllis Smith for verse 11
    It is indescribably beautiful and when I read it I asked God what kind of words would be fitly spoken and it came to me through him MY WORD. I started memorizing scripture and it has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life.

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