Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit drains one's strength.

A Conservative Version

A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

American Standard Version

A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

Amplified

A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Bible in Basic English

A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry.

Darby Translation

A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A joyful heart shall do good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Julia Smith Translation

A joyful heart shall make good healing: and a dejected spirit shall dry up the bones.

King James 2000

A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit will dry out bones.

Modern King James verseion

A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A merry heart maketh a lusty age; but a sorrowful mind drieth up the bones.

NET Bible

A cheerful heart brings good healing, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

New Heart English Bible

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

The Emphasized Bible

A joyful heart, worketh an excellent cure, - but, a stricken spirit, drieth up the bone.

Webster

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

World English Bible

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.

Interlinear

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

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

גּהה 
Gehah 
Usage: 1

but a broken
נכא נכא 
Nake' 
Usage: 4

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
Usage: 69

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy. 22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. 23 A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

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

Proverbs 12:25

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

Psalm 22:15

My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.

Proverbs 18:14

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

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.

Psalm 32:3-4

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.

Psalm 102:3-5

For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.

Romans 5:2-5

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.

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.



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