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Proverbs 28:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who rebukes a man will afterward find [more] favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that rebuketh a man afterward shall find more favor than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that reproveth a man, shall, afterwards, find more, favour, than he that useth a flattering tongue.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more fauour, then he that flattereth with the tongue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that reproves a man's ways shall have more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that rebuketh 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
a man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
afterwards 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
shall find 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
more favour 2580
{2580} Prime
חֵן
chen
{khane}
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty).
than he that flattereth 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
with the tongue. 3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 28:23

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 27:5). Those benefited by reproof will love their monitors.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 28:23

_ _ Note, 1. Flatterers may please those for a time who, upon second thoughts, will detest and despise them. If ever they come to be convinced of the evil of those sinful courses they were flattered in, and to be ashamed of the pride and vanity which were humoured and gratified by those flatteries, they will hate the fawning flatterers as having had an ill design upon them, and the fulsome flatteries as having had an ill effect upon them and become nauseous. 2. Reprovers may displease those at first who yet afterwards, when the passion is over and the bitter physic begins to work well, will love and respect them. He that deals faithfully with his friend, in telling him of his faults, though he may put him into some heat for the present, and perhaps have hard words, instead of thanks, for his pains, yet afterwards he will not only have the comfort in his own bosom of having done his duty, but he also whom he reproved will acknowledge that it was a kindness, will entertain a high opinion of his wisdom and faithfulness, and look upon him as fit to be a friend. He that cries out against his surgeon for hurting him when he is searching his wound will yet pay him well, and thank him too, when he has cured it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 27:5-6 Open rebuke [is] better than secret love. ... Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
2 Samuel 12:7 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;
1 Kings 1:23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
1 Kings 1:32-40 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. ... And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
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.
Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Galatians 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
2 Peter 3:15-16 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; ... As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
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2S 12:7. 1K 1:23, 32. Ps 141:5. Pv 27:5. Mt 18:15. Ga 2:11. 2P 3:15.

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