Proverbs 28:23
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New International Version
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

King James Bible
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Darby Bible Translation
He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

World English Bible
One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that maketh haste to be rich - See Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 20:21.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 27:5,6 Open rebuke is better than secret love...

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

1 Kings 1:23,32-40 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king...

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:


Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where...

Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you...

Job 20:18-22 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be...

Job 22:16,17 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood...

Two Coverings and Two Consequences
A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
57. (32). There was a certain clerk in Lismore whose life, as it is said, was good, but his faith not so. He was a man of some knowledge in his own eyes, and dared to say that in the Eucharist there is only a sacrament and not the fact[718] of the sacrament, that is, mere sanctification and not the truth of the Body. On this subject he was often addressed by Malachy in secret, but in vain; and finally he was called before a public assembly, the laity however being excluded, in order that if it were
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
Isaiah lxiv. 7.--"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold on thee," &c. They go on in the confession of their sins. Many a man hath soon done with that a general notion of sin is the highest advancement in repentance that many attain to. You may see here sin and judgment mixed in thorough other(315) in their complaint. They do not so fix their eyes upon their desolate estate of captivity, as to forget their provocations. Many a man would spend more affection,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

God's Law Immutable
The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament." Revelation 11:19. The ark of God's testament is in the holy of holies, the second apartment of the sanctuary. In the ministration of the earthly tabernacle, which served "unto the example and shadow of heavenly things," this apartment was opened only upon the great Day of Atonement for the cleansing of the sanctuary. Therefore the announcement that the temple of God was opened in heaven and the ark
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Proverbs 24:25
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.

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

Proverbs 27:6
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Proverbs 29:5
Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.

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