Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

Merry

Proverbs 12:25
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Romans 5:2
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

A broken

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Psalm 32:3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
Psalm 102:3
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
2 Corinthians 2:7
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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