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Proverbs 27:9

    Proverbs 27:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Oil and perfume make glad the heart, and the wise suggestion of a friend is sweet to the soul.

    Webster's Revision

    Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.

    World English Bible

    Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 27:9

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:9

    Ointment and perfume - Anointing the head and various parts of the body with aromatic oil is frequent in the East, and fumigating the beards of the guests at the conclusion of an entertainment is almost universal; as is also sprinkling rose-water, and water highly ordoriferous. Two of the curious vessels which are used for this purpose are now before me; they hold some quarts each, and are beautifully inlaid with silver in the form of sprigs, leaves, etc.