Proverbs 27:5
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New International Version
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

New Living Translation
An open rebuke is better than hidden love!

English Standard Version
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

New American Standard Bible
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

King James Bible
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better an open reprimand than concealed love.

International Standard Version
An open rebuke is better than unspoken love.

NET Bible
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

New Heart English Bible
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Public rebuke is better than secret love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open criticism is better than unexpressed love.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

New American Standard 1977
Better is open rebuke
            Than love that is concealed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

King James 2000 Bible
Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

American King James Version
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

American Standard Version
Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Darby Bible Translation
Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

English Revised Version
Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.

Webster's Bible Translation
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

World English Bible
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is open reproof than hidden love.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:1 We know not what a day may bring forth. This does not forbid preparing for to-morrow, but presuming upon to-morrow. We must not put off the great work of conversion, that one thing needful. 2. There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, but not to praise ourselves. 3,4. Those who have no command of their passions, sink under the load. 5,6. Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul. 7. The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus. 8. Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable.
Study Bible
Do Not Boast about Tomorrow
4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy? 5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. 6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.…
Cross References
Galatians 2:14
When I saw that they were not walking in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, "If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
Treasury of Scripture

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that …

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise …

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell …

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth …

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

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