Proverbs 27:6
Good News Translation
Friends mean well, even when they hurt you. But when an enemy puts his arm around your shoulder--watch out!

Contemporary English Version
You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

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Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

the wounds

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul,

Job 5:17,18 Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord. . . .

Psalm 141:5 The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

Hebrews 12:10 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.

the kisses

Proverbs 10:18 In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise.

Proverbs 26:23-26 Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross. . . .

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .

Matthew 26:48-50 And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Hold him fast. . . .

deceitful or earnest

Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
5Open rebuke is better than hidden love. 6Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.7A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb: and a soul that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:49
And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him.

Psalm 141:5
The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

Proverbs 20:30
The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more inward parts of the belly.

Proverbs 27:7
A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb: and a soul that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.

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
The wounds of a friend are faithful, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

The wounds of a friend are more to be trusted than the spontaneous kisses of an enemy.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
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