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Proverbs 27:9New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
So a [a]man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.


  1. Proverbs 27:9 Lit soul’s
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 27:9New International Version (NIV)

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 27:9King James Version (KJV)

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:9English Standard Version (ESV)

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
    and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.[a]


  1. Proverbs 27:9 Or and so does the sweetness of a friend that comes from his earnest counsel
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 27:9Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The sweet smell of incense
    can make you feel good,
    but true friendship
    is better still.[a]


  1. 27.9 still: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 9.
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