Proverbs 27:5

5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Proverbs 27:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
ESV
5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
NLT
5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
MSG
5 A spoken reprimand is better than approval that's never expressed.
CSB
5 Better an open reprimand than concealed love.

Proverbs 27:5 In-Context

3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
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