Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart [produces] a broken spirit.

International Standard Version

A happy heart enlightens the face, but a sad heart reflects a broken spirit.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Darby Translation

A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.

Julia Smith Translation

A heart of joy will do the face good: and by pains of heart the spirit was dejected.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A heart of gladness will make good {countenance}, but in sorrow of heart a spirit is broken.

Modern King James verseion

A merry heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but an unquiet mind maketh it heavy.

NET Bible

A joyful heart makes the face cheerful, but by a painful heart the spirit is broken.

New Heart English Bible

A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

The Emphasized Bible

A joyful heart, maketh a pleasing countenance, - but, in sorrow of heart, is a stricken spirit.

Webster

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

World English Bible

A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

Youngs Literal Translation

A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂמח 
Sameach 
Usage: 20

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

but by sorrow
עצּבת 
`atstsebeth 
Usage: 5

the spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Prayers for Proverbs 15:13

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

12 A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise. 13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. 14 The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:22

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

Proverbs 12:25

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

Proverbs 18:14

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

Proverbs 15:15

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

Nehemiah 2:2

So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." Then I was very much afraid.

John 14:1

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.



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