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A man who strays from home is like a bird that wanders from its nest.

Friendly suggestions are as pleasant as perfume.

10 Never abandon a friend—either yours or your father’s. Then you won’t need to go to a distant relative for help in your time of need.

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

Perfume(B) 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(C) strikes you—
    better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.

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