New American Standard Bible
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
King James Bible
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Darby Bible Translation
Open rebuke is better than hidden love.
World English Bible
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is open reproof than hidden love.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Secret love - Better, love that is hidden; i. e., love which never shows itself in this one way of rebuking faults. Rebuke, whether from friend or foe, is better than such love.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
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