Proverbs 15:30
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English Standard Version
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.

King James Bible
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

American Standard Version
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; And good tidings make the bones fat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.

English Revised Version
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and good tidings make the bones fat.

Webster's Bible Translation
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; and a good report maketh the bones fat.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Four proverbs of fundamentally different doctrines:

24 The man of understanding goeth upwards on a way of life,

     To depart from hell beneath.

The way of life is one, Proverbs 5:6; Psalm 16:11 (where, notwithstanding the want of the article, the idea is logically determined), although in itself forming a plurality of ארחות, Proverbs 2:19. "A way of life," in the translation, is equivalent to a way which is a way of life. למעלה, upwards (as Ecclesiastes 3:21, where, in the doubtful question whether the spirit of a man at his death goes upwards, there yet lies the knowledge of the alternative), belongs, as the parallel משּׁאול מטּה shows, to ארח חיּים as virtual adj.: a way of life which leads upwards. And the ל of למשׂכּיל is that of possession, but not as of quiet possession (such belongs to him), but as personal activity, as in דּרך לו, he has a journey equals he makes a journey, finds himself on a journey, 1 Kings 18:27; for למען סוּר is not merely, as לסוּר, Proverbs 13:14; Proverbs 14:27, the expression of the end and consequence, but of the subjective object, i.e., the intention, and thus supposes an activity corresponding to this intention. The O.T. reveals heaven, i.e., the state of the revelation of God in glory, yet not as the abode of saved men; the way of the dying leads, according to the O.T. representation, downwards into Shel; but the translations of Enoch and Elijah are facts which, establishing the possibility of an exception, break through the dark monotony of that representation, and, as among the Greeks the mysteries encouraged ἡδυστέρας ἐλπίδας, so in Israel the Chokma appears pointing the possessor of wisdom upwards, and begins to shed light on the darkness of Shel by the new great thoughts of a life of immortality, thus of a ζωὴ αἰώνιος (Proverbs 12:28) (Psychologie, p. 407ff.), now for the first time becoming prominent, but only as a foreboding and an enigma. The idea of the Shel opens the way for a change: the gathering place of all the living on this side begins to be the place of punishment for the godless (Proverbs 7:27; Proverbs 9:18); the way leading upwards, εἰς τὴν ζωὴν, and that leading downwards, εἰς τὴν ἀπωλειαν (Matthew 7:13.), come into direct contrast.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

light

Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape...

Ecclesiastes 11:7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

a good

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

Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.

Luke 2:10-19 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

the bones

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

Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones...

Cross References
Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:31
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 25:25
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

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