New International Version
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the 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.
Proverbs 15:15 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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