Like a bird that wanders from its nest
Is a man who wanders from his place.

Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [a]hearty counsel.

10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
(A)Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Lit. counsel of the soul