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A man who leaves his home
    is like a bird that leaves its nest.

Perfume and oils make you happy.
    And good advice from a friend is sweet.

10 Don’t forget your friend or your father’s friend.
    Don’t always go to your brother for help when trouble comes.
    A neighbor close by is better than a brother far away.

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Like a bird that flees its nest(A)
    is anyone who flees from home.

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

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
    and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster(C) strikes you—
    better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.

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