23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Other Translations of Proverbs 28:23

New International Version

23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

English Standard Version

23 Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.

The Message

23 In the end, serious reprimand is appreciated far more than bootlicking flattery.

New King James Version

23 He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward Than he who flatters with the tongue.

New Living Translation

23 In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 28:23

Commentary on Proverbs 28:23

(Read Proverbs 28:23)

Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.