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 evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our glorifying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

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Proverbs 12:25
Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad.
Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear?
Nehemiah 2:2
And the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid.
John 14:1
Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me.
2 Corinthians 2:7
so that contrariwise ye should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his overmuch sorrow.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.