5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:5-6

Commentary on Proverbs 27:5-6

(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.