Proverbs 27:9

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Oyntment and perfume reioyce the heart: so doeth the sweetnesse of a mans friend by heartie counsell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend `that cometh' of hearty counsel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Oil and perfume make glad the heart, and the wise suggestion of a friend is sweet to the soul.
- Basic English Bible

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one's friend is [the fruit] of hearty counsel.
- Darby Bible

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
- Webster's Bible

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.
- World English Bible

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one's friend -- from counsel of the soul.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • 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
  • Gary
    Lord, thank you for being my provider, as sheep give clothing and goats give us milk, you give us the words that will endure throughout all generations into eternity.

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