c Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
Faithful are d the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.
Let a righteous man strike me - it is a kindness; let him rebuke me - it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.