New American Standard Bible
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
King James Bible
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Darby Bible Translation
He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
World English Bible
One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.
Proverbs 28:23 Parallel
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.
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 man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
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