New Living Translation
In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.
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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Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.
An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.
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