Proverbs 24:26

26 He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

Proverbs 24:26 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 24:26

[Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right
] Either as a witness to a question put to him in court, to which he answers aptly and uprightly; or rather as a judge, who, having heard a cause, answers and gives his opinion of it faithfully, and pronounces a righteous sentence; everyone will love and respect him, and hearken to him and obey him; both affection and obedience are signified by a kiss; see ( Psalms 2:12 ) ( Song of Solomon 8:1 ) .

Proverbs 24:26 In-Context

24 Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"- people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;
25 but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a generous blessing will come to them.
26 He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.
27 Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; afterwards, build your house.
28 Don't testify against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.
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