New American Standard Bible
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
King James Bible
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Darby Bible Translation
A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
World English Bible
A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Young's Literal Translation
A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
Proverbs 17:22 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Doeth good like a medicine - Better, worketh a good healing. Omit "like."
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
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