Proverbs 27:9
Good News Translation
Perfume and fragrant oils make you feel happier, but trouble shatters your peace of mind.

Contemporary English Version
The sweet smell of incense can make you feel good, but true friendship is better still.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.

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Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.

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Proverbs 7:17 Come, let us be inebriated with the breasts, and let us enjoy the desired embraces, till the day appear.

Judges 9:9 And it answered: Can I leave my fatness, which both gods and men make use of, to come to be promoted among the trees?

Psalm 45:7,8 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. . . .

Psalm 104:15 And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

Psalm 133:2 Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, Which ran down to the skirt of his garment:

Songs 1:3 Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the rightous love thee.

Songs 3:6 Who is she that goeth up by the desert, as a pillar of smoke of aromatical spices, of myrrh, and frankincense, and of all the powders of the perfumer?

Songs 4:10 How beautiful are thy breasts, my sister, my spouse! thy breasts are more beautiful than wine, and the sweet smell of thy ointments above all aromatical spices.

John 12:3 Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish. . . .

16:21,23,24

Exodus 18:17-24 But he said: The thing thou dost is not good. . . .

1 Samuel 23:16,17 And Jonathan, the son of Saul, arose, and went to David, into the wood, and strengthened his hands in God: and he said to him: . . .

Exodus 18:17-24 But he said: The thing thou dost is not good. . . .

1 Samuel 23:16,17 And Jonathan, the son of Saul, arose, and went to David, into the wood, and strengthened his hands in God: and he said to him: . . .

Ezra 10:2-4 And Sechenias the son of Jehiel of the sons of Elam answered, and said to Esdras: We have sinned against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: and now if there be repentance in Israel concerning this, . . .

Acts 28:15 And from thence, when the brethren had heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and the Three Taverns. Whom when Paul saw, he gave thanks to God and took courage.

Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that leaveth his place. 9Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.10Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not: and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy affliction. Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother afar off.…
Cross References
Psalm 23:5
Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebreateth me, how goodly is it!

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:

Additional Translations
Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is counsel to the soul.Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.

The heart delights in ointments and wines and perfumes: but the soul is broken by calamities.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one's friend is [the fruit] of hearty counsel.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one's friend -- from counsel of the soul.
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