Proverbs 16:24
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Gracious 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Pleasant words are as a honey-comb - The honey of which is sweeter than that which has been expressed from it, and has a much finer flavour before it has come in contact with the atmospheric air.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

pleasant

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:23,26 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!...

Proverbs 23:16 Yes, my reins shall rejoice, when your lips speak right things.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

Songs 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue...

John 20:19-21 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week...

an

Proverbs 24:13,14 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste...

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...

health

Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Library
April 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
'All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.'--PROVERBS xvi. 2. 'All the ways of a man'--then there is no such thing as being conscious of having gone wrong, and having got into miry and foul ways? Of course there is; and equally of course a broad statement such as this of my text is not to be pressed into literal accuracy, but is a simple, general assertion of what we all know to be true, that we have a strange power of blinding ourselves as to what is wrong
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22
for they are life to those who find them and health to one's whole body.

Proverbs 15:26
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.

Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

Proverbs 24:14
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

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