New American Standard Bible
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
King James Bible
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Darby Bible Translation
A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.
World English Bible
The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.
Young's Literal Translation
A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Sound heart - literally, "heart of health," that in which all emotions and appetites are in a healthy equilibrium. The contrast with this is the envy which eats, like a consuming disease, into the very bones and marrow of a man's moral life.
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Godly Fear and Its Goodly Consequence
How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
A Believer's Privilege at Death
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.
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