New International Version
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering 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.
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A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
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But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.
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Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.
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