Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

King James Version

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Holman Bible

A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.

International Standard Version

A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.

A Conservative Version

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh, but envy is the rottenness of the bones.

American Standard Version

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.

Amplified

A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.

Bible in Basic English

A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.

Darby Translation

A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A sound heart is life to the flesh, but envy is rottenness of the bones.

Julia Smith Translation

A heart of healing, the life of the flesh: and jealousy the rottenness of the bones.

King James 2000

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A heart of tranquility [is] life [to the] flesh, but causes bones of passion to rot.

Modern King James verseion

A sound heart is the life of the flesh, but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A merry heart is the life of the body; but rancor consumeth away the bones.

NET Bible

A tranquil spirit revives the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.

New Heart English Bible

The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.

The Emphasized Bible

The life of the whole body, is a tranquil mind, but, a decay of the bones, is jealousy.

Webster

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

World English Bible

The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מרפּא 
Marpe' 
Usage: 16

is the life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

of the flesh
בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

but envy
קנאה 
Qin'ah 
Usage: 43

רקב 
Raqab 
Usage: 5

References

Prayers for Proverbs 14:30

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. 30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones. 31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:4

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

Psalm 112:10

The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

Job 5:2

"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Psalm 119:80

May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.

Proverbs 3:8

It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 4:23

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 17:22

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

Acts 7:9

"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,



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