Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

King James Version

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Holman Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.

International Standard Version

Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing for the body.

A Conservative Version

Pleasant words are a honeycomb: Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

American Standard Version

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Amplified

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.

Bible in Basic English

Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.

Darby Translation

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.

Julia Smith Translation

Words of pleasantness an, honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and healing to the bones.

King James 2000

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Modern King James verseion

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Fair words are a honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.

NET Bible

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

New Heart English Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

The Emphasized Bible

A comb of honey, are pleasant words, sweet to the taste and healing to the bone.

Webster

Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

World English Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

are as an honeycomb
צוּף 
Tsuwph 
Usage: 2

מתוּק מתוק 
Mathowq 
Usage: 12

to the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

and health
מרפּא 
Marpe' 
Usage: 16

References

Easton

Hastings

Prayers for Proverbs 16:24

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.



Cross References

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.

Proverbs 15:26

Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Deuteronomy 32:2

"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 3:8

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

Proverbs 23:16

And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

Song of Songs 4:11

"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

John 20:19-21

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."



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