Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

King James Version

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Holman Bible

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.

International Standard Version

A person's anxiety weighs down his heart, but an appropriate word is encouraging.

A Conservative Version

Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.

American Standard Version

Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad.

Amplified

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad.

Bible in Basic English

Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad.

Darby Translation

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.

Julia Smith Translation

Fear in the heart of a man will bow it down: and a good word will gladden it

King James 2000

Heaviness in the heart of man makes him stoop: but a good word makes him glad.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him.

Modern King James verseion

Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop, but a good word makes it glad.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Heaviness discourageth the heart of man, but a good word maketh it glad again.

NET Bible

Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.

New Heart English Bible

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.

New simplified Bible

Anxiety in the heart of man make it heavy, but a good word makes it glad.

The Emphasized Bible

When anxiety is in the heart of a man, one may bow him down, but, a good word, maketh him glad.

Webster

Heaviness in the heart of man depresseth it: but a good word maketh it glad.

World English Bible

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּאגה 
D@'agah 
Usage: 6

in the heart
לב 
Leb 
Usage: 598

of man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

but a good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Prayers for Proverbs 12:25

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor. 25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. 26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Nehemiah 2:1-2

And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence.

Psalm 38:6

I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?

Proverbs 25:11

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

Zechariah 1:13

The LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.

Mark 14:33-34

And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.

2 Corinthians 2:4-7

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.



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