New International Version
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
King James Bible
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Darby Bible Translation
A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
World English Bible
A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.
Proverbs 15:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken - Every kind of sorrow worketh death, but that which is the offspring of true repentance. This alone is healthful to the soul. The indulgence of a disposition to sighing tends to destroy life. Every deep sigh throws off a portion of the vital energy.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
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so the king asked me, "Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart." I was very much afraid,
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
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