Proverbs 27:5

“Open rebuke is better than secret love.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Open rebuke is better then secret loue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Better is open protest than love kept secret.
- Basic English Bible

Open rebuke is better than hidden love.
- Darby Bible

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

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
- World English Bible

Better [is] open reproof than hidden love.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:5


27:5 Open - When it is needful, in which case, though it put a man to some shame yet it doth him good. Better - More desirable and beneficial. Secret love - Which does not shew itself by friendly actions, and particularly by free and faithful reproof.


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