Proverbs 27:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

New Living Translation
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

English Standard Version
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

New American Standard Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

King James Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.

International Standard Version
Wounds from someone who loves are trustworthy, but kisses from an enemy speak volumes.

NET Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.

New Heart English Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wounds of a friend are better than the kisses of an enemy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wounds made by a friend are intended to help, but an enemy's kisses are too much to bear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are importunate.

New American Standard 1977
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
            But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

King James 2000 Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

American King James Version
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

American Standard Version
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

Darby Bible Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

English Revised Version
Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Webster's Bible Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

World English Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Young's Literal Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
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
5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. 6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy. 7A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:49
Going directly to Jesus, he said, "Greetings, Rabbi," and kissed Him.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Proverbs 20:30
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.

Proverbs 27:7
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.

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

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

the wounds

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God …

Job 5:17,18 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not …

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove …

Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

the kisses

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 26:23-26 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross…

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took …

Matthew 26:48-50 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall …

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