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Proverbs 27:8-10 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

A man who leaves his home
    is like a bird that leaves its nest.

Perfume and oils make you happy.
    And good advice from a friend is sweet.

10 Don’t forget your friend or your father’s friend.
    Don’t always go to your brother for help when trouble comes.
    A neighbor close by is better than a brother far away.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

The Holy Bible, International Children’s Bible® Copyright© 1986, 1988, 1999, 2015 by Tommy Nelson™, a division of Thomas Nelson. Used by permission.

Proverbs 27:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

Like a bird that flees its nest
    is anyone who flees from home.

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

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
    and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—
    better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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