New American Standard Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
King James Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Darby Bible Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
World English Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Young's Literal Translation
Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deceitful - Better, abundant. Very lavish is the enemy of the kisses that cover perfidy, but lavish of them only. His courtesy goes no deeper.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
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