New International Version
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
King James Bible
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Darby Bible Translation
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one's friend is [the fruit] of hearty counsel.
World English Bible
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.
Young's Literal Translation
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one's friend -- from counsel of the soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ointment and perfume - Anointing the head and various parts of the body with aromatic oil is frequent in the East, and fumigating the beards of the guests at the conclusion of an entertainment is almost universal; as is also sprinkling rose-water, and water highly ordoriferous. Two of the curious vessels which are used for this purpose are now before me; they hold some quarts each, and are beautifully inlaid with silver in the form of sprigs, leaves, etc.
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by hearty counsel or from the counsel of the soul
A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
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You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Let a righteous man strike me--that is a kindness; let him rebuke me--that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
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