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Proverbs 27:5-6 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Better an open reprimand
than concealed love.

The wounds of a friend are trustworthy,
but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 27:5-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.
Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts,
    but profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 27:9-10 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.[a]

10 Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

Footnotes:

  1. 27:9 LXX reads heart, but the soul is torn up by affliction
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 27:9-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Perfume and incense make the heart glad,
    but the soul is torn by trouble.[a]
10 Do not forsake your friend or the friend of your parent;
    do not go to the house of your kindred in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is nearby
    than kindred who are far away.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Gk: Heb the sweetness of a friend is better than one’s own counsel
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 27:14 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

14 If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 27:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Whoever blesses a neighbor with a loud voice,
    rising early in the morning,
    will be counted as cursing.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 27:17 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one person sharpens another.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 27:17 Lit and a man sharpens his friend’s face
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 27:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Iron sharpens iron,
    and one person sharpens the wits[a] of another.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 27:17 Heb face
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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