5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
5 A spoken reprimand is better than approval that's never expressed.
5 Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.
5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
(Read Proverbs 27:5-6)
Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul.