Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

Merry

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are bad,
But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
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.

By

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?
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 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.