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Proverbs 27:5-17

Proverbs 27:5-17 NASB2020

Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy. A satisfied person despises honey, But to a hungry person any bitter thing is sweet. Like a bird that wanders from its nest, So is a person who wanders from his home. Oil and perfume make the heart glad, And a person’s advice is sweet to his friend. Do not abandon your friend or your father’s friend, And do not go to your brother’s house on the day of your disaster; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away. Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, So that I may reply to one who taunts me. A prudent person sees evil and hides himself; But the naive proceed, and pay the penalty. Take his garment when he becomes a guarantor for a stranger; And for a foreign woman seize a pledge from him. One who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be considered a curse to him. A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike; He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand. As iron sharpens iron, So one person sharpens another.

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