New Living Translation
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
King James Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Darby Bible Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:6 Wounds - The sharpest reproofs. Kisses - All the outward profession of friendship.
LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
So Judas came straight to Jesus. "Greetings, Rabbi!" he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.
Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.
Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.
A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.
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