Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts, but profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
The sated appetite spurns honey, but to a ravenous appetite even the bitter is sweet.
Like a bird that strays from its nest is one who strays from home.
Perfume and incense make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble.
References for Proverbs 27:9
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.
Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer whoever reproaches me.
The clever see danger and hide; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
Take the garment of one who has given surety for a stranger; seize the pledge given as surety for foreigners.
References for Proverbs 27:13
Whoever blesses a neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike;