9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
9 Perfume(A) and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
9 Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [a]hearty counsel.
9 (A)Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.[a]
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