Proverbs 16:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

New Living Translation
Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

English Standard Version
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

New American Standard Bible
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

King James Bible
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.

International Standard Version
Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb— sweet to the soul and healing for the body.

NET Bible
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The speech of the wise is a honeycomb of honey, and it is sweet to his soul and healing to his bones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pleasant words are [like] honey from a honeycomb- sweet to the spirit and healthy for the body.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

New American Standard 1977
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
            Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.

King James 2000 Bible
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

American King James Version
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

American Standard Version
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Darby Bible Translation
Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.

English Revised Version
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

World English Bible
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Young's Literal Translation
Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:12. The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. 13. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 14,15. Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. 16. There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. 17. A sincerely religious man keeps at a distance from every appearance of evil. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. 18. When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 19. Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He that understands God's word shall find good. 21. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. 22. As waters to a thirsty land, so is a wise man to his friends and neighbours. 23. The wise man's self-knowledge, always suggests something proper to be spoken to others. 24. The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. 25. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. 26. We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
23The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. 24Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 25There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.…
Cross References
Psalm 19:10
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22
For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.

Proverbs 15:26
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

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

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 24:14
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

pleasant

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue …

Proverbs 15:23,26 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due …

Proverbs 23:16 Yes, my reins shall rejoice, when your lips speak right things.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver…

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of …

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the …

Songs 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are …

John 20:19-21 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week…

an

Proverbs 24:13,14 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which …

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: …

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

health

Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

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