Proverbs 27:5
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English Standard Version
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

King James Bible
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

American Standard Version
Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

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

English Revised Version
Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.

Webster's Bible Translation
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

27 He who diggeth a pit falleth therein;

     And he that rolleth up a stone, upon himself it rolleth back.

The thought that destruction prepared for others recoils upon its contriver, has found its expression everywhere among men in divers forms of proverbial sayings; in the form which it here receives, 27a has its oldest original in Psalm 7:16, whence it is repeated here and in Ecclesiastes 10:8, and Sir. 27:26. Regarding כּרה, vid., at Proverbs 16:27. בּהּ here has the sense of in eam ipsam; expressed in French, the proverb is: celui qui creuse la fosse, y tombera; in Italian: chi cava la fossa, cader in essa. The second line of this proverb accords with Psalm 7:17 (vid., Hupfeld and Riehm on this passage). It is natural to think of the rolling as a rolling upwards; cf. Sir. 27:25, ὁ βάλλων λίθον εἰς ὕψος ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ βάλλει, i.e., throws it on his own head. וגלל אבן is to be syntactically judged of like Proverbs 18:13.

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Proverbs 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, and not suffer sin on him.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you...

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Cross References
Galatians 2:14
But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?"

Proverbs 28:23
Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.

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