6 Faithful are the 1wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the 2kisses of an enemy.

References for Proverbs 27:6

    • a 27:6 - Or "excessive"
      7 A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.

      References for Proverbs 27:7

        • b 27:7 - Lit "soul"
        • c 27:7 - Lit "tramples on"
        • d 27:7 - Lit "soul"
          8 Like a 3bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who 4wanders from his home.

          References for Proverbs 27:8

          9 5Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

          References for Proverbs 27:9

            • f 27:9 - Lit "soul's"
              10 Do not forsake your own 6friend or 7your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.

              References for Proverbs 27:10

              11 8Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may 9reply * to him who reproaches me.

              References for Proverbs 27:11

              12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

              References for Proverbs 27:12

                  13 10Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.

                  References for Proverbs 27:13

                    • h 27:13 - Lit "strange"
                      14 11He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.

                      References for Proverbs 27:14

                      15 A 12constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

                      References for Proverbs 27:15

                      16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.

                      References for Proverbs 27:16

                        • i 27:16 - Lit "hide(s)"
                        • j 27:16 - Lit "hide(s)"
                        • k 27:16 - Lit "encounters"