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.
Darby Bible Translation
All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Afflicted - The affliction meant here is less that of outward circumstances than of a troubled and downcast spirit. Life to the cheerful is as one perpetual banquet, whether he be poor or rich. That which disturbs the feast is anxiety, the taking (anxious) thought" of Matthew 6:34.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
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