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Proverbs 27:6

Context
NETBible

Faithful 1  are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses 2  of an enemy are excessive. 3 

XREF

2Sa 12:7-15; 2Sa 20:9,10; Job 5:17,18; Ps 141:5; Pr 10:18; Pr 26:23-26; Mt 26:48-50; Heb 12:10; Re 3:19

NET © Notes

tn The Niphal participle of אָמַן (’aman) means “faithful; reliable; sure; trustworthy.” The word indicates that the wounds from a friend “can be trusted” (so NIV, NCV) because they are meant to correct and not to destroy (e.g., 25:12; Deut 7:9; Job 12:20).

sn “Kisses” probably represents a metonymy of adjunct; the term describes any expressions or indications of affection. But coming from an enemy, they will be insincere – as indicated by their excessive number.

tn The form is נַעְתָּרוֹת (natarot), the Niphal participle of עָתַר (’atar, “to be abundant”). Contemporary translations render this rare form in a number of different ways: “deceitful” (NASB, NKJV); “profuse” (NRSV); “many” (NLT). But the idea of “excessive” or “numerous” fits very well. The kisses of an enemy cannot be trusted, no matter how often they are presented.



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