Proverbs 15:15
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New International Version
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

New Living Translation
For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

English Standard Version
All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

New American Standard Bible
All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

King James Bible
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

International Standard Version
The entire life of the afflicted seems disastrous, but a good heart feasts continuously.

NET Bible
All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

New Heart English Bible
All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the days of the poor are poor, and the sweet are always calm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the days of the poor are evil; But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

New American Standard 1977
All the days of the afflicted are bad,
            But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the days of the poor are difficult, but he that is of a good heart has a continual feast.

King James 2000 Bible
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

American King James Version
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

American Standard Version
All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.

Darby Bible Translation
All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.

English Revised Version
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

World English Bible
All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

Young's Literal Translation
All the days of the afflicted are evil, And gladness of heart is a perpetual banquet.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:14. A wise man seeks to gain more wisdom, growing in grace and in the knowledge of Christ. But a carnal mind rests contented, flattering itself. 15. Some are much in affliction, and of a sorrowful spirit. Such are to be pitied, prayed for, and comforted. And others serve God with gladness of heart, and it prompts their obedience, yet they should rejoice with trembling.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
14The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly. 15All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:14
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Treasury of Scripture

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

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Genesis 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but …

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage …

Psalm 90:7-9 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled…

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Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the …

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

Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and …

Romans 5:2,3,11 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

2 Corinthians 1:5,12 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

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