Proverbs 27:5-15 NRS

5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
6 Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts, but profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
7 The sated appetite spurns honey, but to a ravenous appetite even the bitter is sweet.
8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is one who strays from home.
9 Perfume and incense make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble. a

References for Proverbs 27:9

    • · 27:9 - Gk: Heb [the sweetness of a friend is better than one's own counsel]
      10 Do not forsake your friend or the friend of your parent; do not go to the house of your kindred in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is nearby than kindred who are far away.
      11 Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer whoever reproaches me.
      12 The clever see danger and hide; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
      13 Take the garment of one who has given surety for a stranger; seize the pledge given as surety for foreigners. b

      References for Proverbs 27:13

        • ¸ 27:13 - Vg and 20.16: Heb [for a foreign woman]
          14 Whoever blesses a neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
          15 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike;