Proverbs 28:23

“He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more fauour, then he that flattereth with the tongue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who rebukes a man will afterward find {more} favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who says words of protest to a man will later have more approval than one who says smooth words with his tongue.
- Basic English Bible

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

He that rebuketh a man afterward shall find more favor than he that flattereth with the tongue.
- Webster's Bible

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

Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that rebuketh a man shall in the end find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 28:23

  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 23
    I have had someone warn me,an ex alcoholic,saying"just because you are having a bad day doesnt make it ok to have a drink,work through this!"He saved my life...i appreciate him for shocking me back to reality.one drink for me is death!

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