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Proverbs 27:9

Perfume and incense will gladden a heart,

and the pleasantness of one’s friend is personal advice.d

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Proverbs 27:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the pleasantness of a friend

springs from their heartfelt advice.

Proverbs 27:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,

and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:

So doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The heartfelt counsel of a friend

is as sweet as perfume and incense.

Proverbs 27:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Ointment and perfume delight the heart,

And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

The sweet smell of perfume and oils is pleasant,

and so is good advice from a friend.

Proverbs 27:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart;

So doth the sweetness of a man’s friend that cometh of hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one’s friend is the fruit of hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Perfume and incense make the heart glad, 

but the sweetness of a friend is a fragrant forest.

Proverbs 27:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.

Proverbs 27:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Perfume and incense make the heart glad,

but the soul is torn by trouble.

Proverbs 27:9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Perfume and incense bring joy to your heart.

And a friend is sweeter when he gives you honest advice.

Proverbs 27:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,

So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.


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