Proverbs 27:5
Good News Translation
Better to correct someone openly than to let him think you don't care for him at all.

Contemporary English Version
A truly good friend will openly correct you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

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Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: But reprove him openly, lest thou incur sin through him.

Matthew 18:15 But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly unto the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all: If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles and not as the Jews do, how dost thou compel the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin reprove before all that the rest also may have fear.

Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
4Anger hath no mercy: nor fury, when it breaketh forth: and who can bear the violence of one provoked? 5Open rebuke is better than hidden love.6Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.…
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Galatians 2:14
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly unto the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all: If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles and not as the Jews do, how dost thou compel the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

Proverbs 28:23
He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.

Additional Translations
Better an open rebuke than love that is concealed.Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

Open reproofs are better than secret love.

Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Better is open reproof than hidden love.
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