Proverbs 28:23
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New International Version
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

New Living Translation
In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.

English Standard Version
Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

International Standard Version
Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.

NET Bible
The one who reproves another will in the end find more favor than the one who flatters with the tongue.

New Heart English Bible
One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that rebukes a son of man finds more favor than he that is duplicitous with his tongue.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever criticizes people will be more highly regarded in the future than the one who flatters with his tongue.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that rebuketh a man shall in the end find more favour Than he that flattereth with the tongue.

New American Standard 1977
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
            Than he who flatters with the tongue.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that rebukes a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.

King James 2000 Bible
He that rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.

American King James Version
He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

American Standard Version
He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

English Revised Version
He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that rebuketh a man afterward shall find more favor 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
22A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him. 23He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue. 24He who robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the companion of a man who destroys.…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:25
But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

Proverbs 27:5
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 29:5
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
Treasury of Scripture

He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

Proverbs 27:5,6 Open rebuke is better than secret love…

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

1 Kings 1:23,32-40 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when …

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

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye …

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil …

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Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that …

Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that …

Job 20:18-22 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow …

Job 22:16,17 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood…

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