Proverbs 27:4-14 CSB

4 Fury is cruel, and anger is a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?
5 Better an open reprimand than concealed love.
6 The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.a b

References for Proverbs 27:6

    • a 27:6 - Others emend the text to read deceitful.
    • b 27:6 - Pr 26:28; 28:23; 29:5
      7 A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.
      8 A man wandering from his home is like a bird wandering from its nest.
      9 Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.c

      References for Proverbs 27:9

        • c 27:9 - LXX reads heart, but the soul is torn up by affliction
          10 Don't abandon your friend or your father's friend, and don't go to your brother's house in your time of calamity; better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.d

          References for Proverbs 27:10

              11 Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy, so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.e

              References for Proverbs 27:11

                • e 27:11 - Pr 10:1; 23:24-25; 29:3
                  12 The sensible see danger and take cover; the foolish keep going and are punished.f

                  References for Proverbs 27:12

                      13 Take his garment,g for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.h i

                      References for Proverbs 27:13

                        • g 27:13 - A debtor's outer garment held as collateral; Dt 24:12-13; Am 2:8
                        • h 27:13 - Lit a foreign woman
                        • i 27:13 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 20:16
                          14 If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.