LOCAL PROVERBSBicol (Legazpi)
| ENGLISH TRANSLATION
| BIBLICAL COUNTERPART
| “Gibohon mo an mawot mong gibohon man saimo.”
| Treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you.
| Luke 6:31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
| This proverb is commonly used. This is also known as “The Golden Rule”
| “An paghandusay kay buhay sa amigo ay urog nang gayo.”
| Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
| John 15:13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
| The true of friendship is greatly measured if one is ready to take a bullet or do a sacrifice in behalf of the friend.
| “An amigo na danay mamomoton, nagiging tugang sa panahon nin kahorasaan.”
| A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble.
| Proverbs 17:17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity
| One who has a constant loving friend will have brethren in times of need.
| “An tawo nadakol na kairiba napapaaraot, alagad minsan may amigo na yaon na orog pa sa kapamilya.”
| There are persons for companionship, but then there are friends who are more loyal than family.
| Proverbs 18:24A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
| This is much related to the saying: “He who has many friends has none but one who cherished someone has a kindred-one.”
| “Mas orog na an hayag na dai pag-uyon kaysa man sa pagkamoot na nasa hilom.”
| Better is an open protest than a love kept secret.
| Proverbs 27:5-6Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
| It is better to have an open ridicule or correction than to have a love or care buried as secret.
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