Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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 to forced labor. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes him stoop: but a good word makes him glad. 26 The righteous chooses his friends carefully: but the way of the wicked leads them astray.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:23

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

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he awakens morning by morning, he awakens my ear to hear as the learned.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Nehemiah 2:1-2

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had never been sad before in his presence.

Psalm 38:6

I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disturbed within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.

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 evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Proverbs 27:9

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Zechariah 1:13

And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good and comforting words.

Mark 14:33-34

And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed, and to be very troubled;

2 Corinthians 2:4-7

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

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