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Like a bird that strays from its nest,
    so is a man who strays from his place.
Perfume and incense will gladden a heart,
    and the pleasantness of one’s friend is personal advice.[a]
10 As for your friend and a friend of your father, do not forsake them,
    and the house of your brother, do not enter on the day of your calamity.
    Better is a close neighbor than a distant brother.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 27:9 Literally “because of advice of a person”
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