Anyone wandering from his home
is like a bird wandering from its nest.(A)

Oil(B) and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.[a]

10 Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,(C)
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 27:9 LXX reads heart, but the soul is torn up by affliction
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