Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

New American Standard Bible

Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

King James Version

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Holman Bible

Better an open reprimand
than concealed love.

International Standard Version

An open rebuke is better than unspoken love.

A Conservative Version

Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.

American Standard Version

Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

Amplified

Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.

Bible in Basic English

Better is open protest than love kept secret.

Darby Translation

Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Julia Smith Translation

Naked rebuke is good above secret love.

King James 2000

Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better a rebuke that is open than a love that is hidden.

Modern King James verseion

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An open rebuke is better than secret love.

NET Bible

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

New Heart English Bible

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

The Emphasized Bible

Better is a rebuke that is open, than love carefully concealed.

Webster

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

World English Bible

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is open reproof than hidden love.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188

תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Towkechah 
Usage: 28

סתר 
Cathar 
Usage: 81

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 27:5

Prayers for Proverbs 27:5

Context Readings

All About Life

4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is impetuous, but who is able to stand before envy? 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebukes a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.

Galatians 2:14

But when I saw that they did not walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, dost live after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why dost thou compel the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart; thou shalt rebuke thy neighbour in sincerity, that thou not bear sin for him.

Matthew 18:15

Therefore if thy brother shall sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

1 Timothy 5:20

Those that persist in sin rebuke before all, that the others may also fear.

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