Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 12:25
Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad.
Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Come, take your bread with joy, and your wine with a glad heart. God has taken pleasure in your works.
Romans 5:2
Through whom, in the same way, we have been able by faith to come to this grace in which we now are; and let us have joy in hope of the glory of God.

A broken

Psalm 22:15
My throat is dry like a broken vessel; my tongue is fixed to the roof of my mouth, and the dust of death is on my lips.
Psalm 32:3
When I kept my mouth shut, my bones were wasted, because of my crying all through the day.
2 Corinthians 2:7
So that now, on the other hand, it is right for him to have forgiveness and comfort from you, for fear that his sorrow may be over-great.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For the sorrow which God gives is the cause of salvation through a change of heart, in which there is no reason for grief: but the sorrow of the world is a cause of death.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain