New American Standard Bible
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
King James Bible
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Darby Bible Translation
The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?
World English Bible
A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
Young's Literal Translation
The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Infirmity - Bodily pain or trouble. "Spirit" in the Hebrew text is masculine in the first clause, feminine in the second, as though used in the latter as having lost its strength.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
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