Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.
Proverbs 15:13
A joyful heart makes the face cheerful, but by a painful heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 18:14
A person's spirit sustains him through sickness -- but who can bear a crushed spirit?
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go, eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, because God has already approved your works.
Romans 5:2
through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God's glory.

A broken

Psalm 22:15
The roof of my mouth is as dry as a piece of pottery; my tongue sticks to my gums. You set me in the dust of death.
Psalm 32:3
When I refused to confess my sin, my whole body wasted away, while I groaned in pain all day long.
Psalm 102:3
For my days go up in smoke, and my bones are charred like a fireplace.
2 Corinthians 2:7
so that now instead you should rather forgive and comfort him. This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.

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