Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.…
A fine example of a word fitly spoken is found in Dr. Bushnell's biography. An intelligent but not religious young lady, after spending a social evening with the good doctor's family, was escorted home by her courteous host. On their way the brilliant starlight led them to talk of astronomy. The doctor spoke of the law of harmony which held each little star in its appointed place, and then turning to the bright-minded girl, with a winning smile, he said, "Sarah, I want to see you in your place." This was all he said that was personal, but the thought thrilled her young soul as if it had dropped upon her from the skies. Its effect was to win her to discipleship. "A word spoken in season, how good it is!"
Parallel VersesKJV: Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
WEB: Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.