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

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.