Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Holman Bible

All the days of the oppressed are miserable,
but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

International Standard Version

The entire life of the afflicted seems disastrous, but a good heart feasts continuously.

A Conservative Version

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he who is of a cheerful heart [has] a continual feast.

American Standard Version

All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.

Amplified

All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].

Bible in Basic English

All the days of the troubled are evil; but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast.

Darby Translation

All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

All the days of the poor are difficult, but he that is of a good heart has a continual feast.

Julia Smith Translation

All the days of the afflicted are evil: and the good of heart drinking always.

King James 2000

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All the days of the poor [are] hard, but goodness of heart [is] a continuous feast.

Modern King James verseion

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but gladness of heart is a continual feast.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All the days of the poor are miserable; but a quiet heart is as a continual feast.

NET Bible

All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

New Heart English Bible

All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

The Emphasized Bible

All the days of the afflicted, are sorrowful, but, a cheerful heart, is a continual banquet.

Webster

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

World English Bible

All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

Youngs Literal Translation

All the days of the afflicted are evil, And gladness of heart is a perpetual banquet.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
All the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the afflicted
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

but he that is of a merry
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly. 15 All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

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

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.

Proverbs 17:22

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

Genesis 37:35

Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.

Genesis 47:9

So Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning."

Psalm 90:7-9

For we have been consumed by Your anger And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.

Acts 16:25

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;

Romans 5:2-3

through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:11

And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Romans 12:12

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

2 Corinthians 1:5

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

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 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

1 Peter 1:6-8

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

1 Peter 4:13

but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.

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