Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 a good (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.

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.

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

of man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work. 25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad. 26 A righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes them to err.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

Isaiah 50:4

Lord LORD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary. He awakens morning by morning. He awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Proverbs 16:24

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

Proverbs 17:22

A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Nehemiah 2:1-2

Now I was cupbearer to the king. And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not [formerly] been sad in

Psalm 38:6

I am pained and bowed down greatly. I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 42:11

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance, and my God.

Proverbs 12:18

There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not intermeddle with its joy.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he who is of a cheerful heart [has] a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken is apples of gold in a network of silver.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart, so [too] the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Zechariah 1:13

And LORD answered the agent who talked with me with good words, comforting words.

Mark 14:33-34

And he takes Peter and James and John with him, and began to be greatly disturbed, and very distressed.

2 Corinthians 2:4-7

For out of much stress and dismay of heart, through many tears, I wrote to you, not that ye would be grieved, but that ye might know the love that I have so much more for you.

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