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Proverbs 27:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but lavished are the kisses of an enemy.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Faithfull [are] the woundes of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitfull.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The wounds of a friend are more to be trusted than the spontaneous kisses of an enemy.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Faithful 539
{0539} Prime
אָמַן
'aman
{aw-man'}
A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541) to go to the right hand.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[are] the wounds 6482
{6482} Prime
פֶּצַע
petsa`
{peh'-tsah}
From H6481; a wound.
of a friend; 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
but the kisses 5390
{5390} Prime
נְשִׁיקָה
n@shiyqah
{nesh-ee-kaw'}
From H5401; a kiss.
of an enemy 8130
{8130} Prime
שָׂנֵא
sane'
{saw-nay'}
A primitive root; to hate (personally).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[are] deceitful. 6280
{6280} Prime
עָתַר
`athar
{aw-thar'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) abundant.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 27:5-6.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 27:5-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 27:6

Wounds — The sharpest reproofs. Kisses — All the outward profession of friendship.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 27:6

Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] (c) deceitful.

(c) They are flattering and seem friendly.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the wounds:

2 Samuel 12:7-15 And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; ... And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
Job 5:17-18 Behold, happy [is] the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: ... For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

the kisses:

Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.
Proverbs 26:23-26 Burning lips and a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross. ... [Whose] hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the [whole] congregation.
2 Samuel 20:9-10 And Joab said to Amasa, [Art] thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him. ... But Amasa took no heed to the sword that [was] in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth [rib], and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
Matthew 26:48-50 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. ... And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

deceitful:
or, earnest, or, frequent
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2S 12:7; 20:9. Jb 5:17. Ps 141:5. Pv 10:18; 26:23. Mt 26:48. He 12:10. Rv 3:19.

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