Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Better is open rebuke than hidden 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Open rebuke is better than secret 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.

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 overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy? 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:23

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

Galatians 2:14

But when I saw that they didn't walk uprightly according to the truth of the Good News, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do?

Leviticus 19:17

"'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

Matthew 18:15

"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.

1 Timothy 5:20

Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.

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