Proverbs 17:22
Good News Translation
Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time.

Contemporary English Version
If you are cheerful, you feel good; if you are sad, you hurt all over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.

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A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.

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Proverbs 12:25 Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.

Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9 Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness: because thy works please God. . . .

Romans 5:2-5 By whom also we have access through faith into this grace wherein we stand: and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God. . . .

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Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.

Psalm 32:3,4 Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long. . . .

Psalm 102:3-5 For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
21A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool. 22A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.23The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.…
Cross References
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.

Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

Proverbs 16:24
Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?

Additional Translations
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

A glad heart promotes health; but the bones of a sorrowful man dry up.

A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

A merry heart is a good medicine: but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
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