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Proverbs 27:9 King James Version (KJV)

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

Proverbs 27:9 New International Version (NIV)

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

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 27:9 The Message (MSG)

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

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Proverbs 27:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [a]hearty counsel.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Lit. counsel of the soul
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 27:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
    and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Or and so does the sweetness of a friend that comes from his earnest counsel
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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