Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

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 far [home] country.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 Better to live on the corner of a roof
than to share a house with a nagging wife.
25 Good news from a distant land
is like cold water to a parched throat.
26 A righteous person who yields to the wicked
is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.


Cross References

Proverbs 15:30

Bright eyes cheer the heart;
good news strengthens the bones.

Genesis 21:16-19

Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.

Exodus 17:2-3

So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. “Why are you testing the Lord?”

Exodus 17:6

I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water will come out of it and the people will drink.” Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Judges 15:18-19

He became very thirsty and called out to the Lord: “You have accomplished this great victory through Your servant. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?”

2 Samuel 23:15

David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!”

Psalm 42:1-2

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Psalm 63:1

A Davidic psalm. When he was in the Wilderness of Judah.God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You.
I thirst for You;
my body faints for You
in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the herald,
who proclaims peace,
who brings news of good things,
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Isaiah 55:1

“Come, everyone who is thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you without money,
come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost!

Jeremiah 18:14

Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags?
Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

Nahum 1:15

Look to the mountains—
the feet of one bringing good news
and proclaiming peace!
Celebrate your festivals, Judah;
fulfill your vows.
For the wicked one will never again
march through you;
he will be entirely wiped out.

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:

John 7:37

On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Meand drink!

Romans 10:15

And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautifulare the feet of thosewho announce the gospel of good things!

1 Timothy 1:15

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.

Revelation 21:6

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life.

Revelation 22:17

Both the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Anyone who hears should say, “Come!” And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift.

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