Proverbs 27:6

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Faithfull are the woundes of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitfull.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wounds of a friend are given in good faith, but the kisses of a hater are false.
- Basic English Bible

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
- Darby Bible

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
- Webster's Bible

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
- World English Bible

Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are importunate.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:6


27:6 Wounds - The sharpest reproofs. Kisses - All the outward profession of friendship.


Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • A disciple
    "Though you should grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him." While the good and righteous want to give every opportunity to the evildoers to clear themselves; at some point the wicked must be judged for their crimes? So long as the lawless are allowed to continue unrestrained, so long will they not change. Kindness is to them, a weakness!
  • Irene123
    Lu2677 - Yes, I know; 1 Pet.1:1
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123, Proverbs 27:2 "a stranger" is not specific to one that is not saved.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - "Let another man praise thee .....; a stranger ..... "; to have a 'stranger', one who isn't saved, praise you - is indeed a glorious thing. Because by your walk with the Lord that he has seen he has taken notice that you "have been with Jesus", Acts 4:13. Just our 'walk' with Jesus is a witness to the world, without saying a word. The Lord uses ALL of us, physical and spiritual, to witness.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Thank you God for his word! This proverbs really encourage me today and being a better person! Thank you Jesus
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 8, A man's "place" is to remember he is created in God's image

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