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Proverbs 27:8-10 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

Like a bird that strays from its nest
    is a man who strays from his home.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
    and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.[a]
10 Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend,
    and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbour who is near
    than a brother who is far away.

Footnotes:

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

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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