Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

[As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

New American Standard Bible

Like cold water to a weary soul,
So is good news from a distant land.

King James Version

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Holman Bible

Good news from a distant land
is like cold water to a parched throat.

International Standard Version

Cold water to someone who is thirsty that's what good news from a distant land is.

American Standard Version

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, So is good news from a far country.

Amplified


Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
So is good news from a distant land.

Bible in Basic English

As cold water to a tired soul, so is good news from a far country.

Darby Translation

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Julia Smith Translation

Cold waters to the fainting soul, and a good message from a land far off.

King James 2000

As cold water is to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] cold water upon a weary soul, [so too is] good news from a distant place.

Modern King James verseion

Like cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good report out of a far country, is like cold water to a thirsty soul.

NET Bible

Like cold water to a weary person, so is good news from a distant land.

New Heart English Bible

Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

The Emphasized Bible

As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is a good report from a far country.

Webster

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

World English Bible

Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Youngs Literal Translation

As cold waters for a weary soul, So is a good report from a far country.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As cold
קר 
Qar 
Usage: 2

to a thirsty
עיף 
`ayeph 
Usage: 17

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

שׁמוּעה 
Sh@muw`ah 
Usage: 27

from a far
מרחק 
merchaq 
Usage: 18

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a wide house. 25 [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. 26 A troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, [is] a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.


Cross References

Proverbs 15:30

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news make the bones fat.

Genesis 21:16-19

And she went, and sat herself down opposite him a good way off, as it were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat opposite him, and the child lifted up its voice, and wept.

Exodus 17:2-3

Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why do ye contend with me? Why do ye challenge LORD?

Exodus 17:6

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Judges 15:18-19

And he was very thirsty, and called on LORD, and said, Thou have given this great deliverance by the hand of thy servant, and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised.

2 Samuel 23:15

And David longed, and said, Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

Psalm 42:1-2

As the hart pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after thee, O God.

Psalm 63:1

O God, thou are my God. I will earnestly seek thee. My soul thirsts for thee, my flesh longs for thee, in a dry and weary land, where is no water.

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Thy God reigns!

Isaiah 55:1

Ho, everyone who thirsts, come ye to the waters. And he who has no money, come ye, buy, and eat. Yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Jeremiah 18:14

Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? [Or] shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Nahum 1:15

Behold, upon the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep thy feasts, O Judah. Perform thy vows, for the wicked one shall no more pass through thee. He is utterly cut off.

Luke 2:10-11

And the agent said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good-news of great joy that will be to all the people,

John 7:37

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus had stood and cried out, saying, If any man thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

Romans 10:15

And how will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news of peace, of those who proclaim good news of good things.

1 Timothy 1:15

Faithful is the saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinful men, of whom I am foremost.

Revelation 21:6

And he said to me, I have become, I, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him who is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he who hears, let him say, Come. And he who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.

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