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.
Darby Bible Translation
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Honey took its place not only among the luxuries, but among the medicines of the Israelites. This two-fold use made it all the more suitable to be an emblem both of the true Wisdom which is also true obedience, and of the "pleasant words" in which that Wisdom speaks.
LibraryApril 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
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.
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