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Like a bird wandering from its nest,
    so is a husband wandering from his home.

Perfume and incense make the heart glad,
    but the sweetness of a friend is a fragrant forest.[a]
10 Do not abandon your friend or your father’s friend.
Do not go to a relative’s home when you are in trouble.
    A neighbor living nearby is better than a relative far away.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Or “is sincere advice.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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