9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:9

New International Version

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.

English Standard Version

9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.Or and so does the sweetness of a friend that comes from his earnest counsel

The Message

9 Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.

New King James Version

9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

New Living Translation

9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:9

Commentary on Proverbs 27:9-10

(Read Proverbs 27:9-10)

Depend not for relief upon a kinsman, merely for kindred's sake; apply to those who are at hand, and will help in need. But there is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, and let us place entire confidence in him.