Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 12:25
Fear in the heart of a man will bow it down: and a good word will gladden it
Proverbs 15:13
A heart of joy will do the face good: and by pains of heart the spirit was dejected.
Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of man will sustain his disease; and a dejected spirit who shall lift up?
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go eat in joy thy bread, and drink thy wine in a good heart; for already God was satisfied with thy works.
Romans 5:2
By whom also we have had access by faith into this grace in which we have stood, and we boast upon hope of the glory of God.

A broken

Psalm 22:15
My strength was dried up as the potsherd, and my tongue cleaving to my jaws; and thou wilt set me for the dust of death.
Psalm 32:3
If I was silent, my bones fell away in my groaning all the day.
Psalm 102:3
For my days were finished in smoke, and my bones burnt as fuel.
2 Corinthians 2:7
So that on the contrary ye should rather show kindness, and console, lest perhaps such be swallowed down with more abundant sadness.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For grief according to God works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but grief of the world works death.