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

  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.

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