Proverbs 15:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

New Living Translation
A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.

English Standard Version
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

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

King James Bible
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart produces a broken spirit.

International Standard Version
A happy heart enlightens the face, but a sad heart reflects a broken spirit.

NET Bible
A joyful heart makes the face cheerful, but by a painful heart the spirit is broken.

New Heart English Bible
A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A glad heart improves the body and the depressed heart saddens the spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but with a heartache comes depression.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

New American Standard 1977
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face,
            But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.

King James 2000 Bible
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

American King James Version
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

American Standard Version
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

Darby Bible Translation
A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

English Revised Version
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Webster's Bible Translation
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

World English Bible
A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:11. There is nothing that can be hid from the eyes of God, not even man's thoughts. 12. A scorner cannot bear to reflect seriously within his own heart. 13. A gloomy, impatient, unthankful spirit, springing from pride and undue attachment to worldly objects, renders a man uneasy to himself and others.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
12A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise. 13A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. 14The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 2:2
So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." Then I was very much afraid.

Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Proverbs 14:30
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
Treasury of Scripture

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

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Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry …

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

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Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit …

Nehemiah 2:2 Why the king said to me, Why is your countenance sad, seeing you …

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

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