Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Holman Bible

A man’s spirit can endure sickness,
but who can survive a broken spirit?

International Standard Version

A man's spirit can sustain him during his illness, but who can bear a crushed spirit?

A Conservative Version

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?

American Standard Version

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear?

Amplified

The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?

Bible in Basic English

The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?

Darby Translation

The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The spirit of man will bear his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?

Julia Smith Translation

The spirit of man will sustain his disease; and a dejected spirit who shall lift up?

King James 2000

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Lexham Expanded Bible

The spirit of a man will endure his sickness, but a broken spirit, who may bear it?

Modern King James verseion

The spirit of a man will nourish his sickness, but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good stomach driveth away a man's disease; but when the spirit is vexed, who may abide it?

NET Bible

A person's spirit sustains him through sickness -- but who can bear a crushed spirit?

New Heart English Bible

A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?

The Emphasized Bible

The spirit of a man, sustaineth his sickness, but, a dejected spirit, who can bear it?

Webster

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

World English Bible

A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?

Youngs Literal Translation

The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

of a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

will sustain
כּוּל 
Kuwl 
Usage: 38

מחלה מחלה 
Machaleh 
Usage: 6

but a wounded
נכא נכא 
Nake' 
Usage: 4

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Hastings

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him. 14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? 15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:13

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

Proverbs 17:22

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

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

Job 2:7-10

Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

Job 6:4

"For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 7:14-15

Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;

Job 10:15-17

'If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.

Psalm 30:9-10

"What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?

Psalm 32:3-4

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

Psalm 38:2-4

For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.

Psalm 42:10-11

As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 55:3

Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me And in anger they bear a grudge against me.

Psalm 55:5

Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.

Psalm 77:2-3

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

Psalm 88:14-16

O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 109:22

For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Mark 14:33-34

And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;

Romans 8:35-37

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.

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.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

James 1:2

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

1 Peter 1:6

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

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