Proverbs 12:25
Modern Translations
New International Version
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

New Living Translation
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

English Standard Version
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Berean Study Bible
Anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up.

New American Standard Bible
Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

NASB 1995
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

NASB 1977
Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Amplified Bible
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.

Christian Standard Bible
Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.

Contemporary English Version
Worry is a heavy burden, but a kind word always brings cheer.

Good News Translation
Worry can rob you of happiness, but kind words will cheer you up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's anxiety will weigh him down, but an encouraging word makes him joyful.

International Standard Version
A person's anxiety weighs down his heart, but an appropriate word is encouraging.

NET Bible
Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

New King James Version
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.

King James 2000 Bible
Heaviness in the heart of man makes him stoop: but a good word makes him glad.

New Heart English Bible
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.

World English Bible
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.

American King James Version
Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.

American Standard Version
Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad.

A Faithful Version
Heaviness in the heart of man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.

Darby Bible Translation
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad.

English Revised Version
Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
Heaviness in the heart of man depresseth it: but a good word maketh it glad.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Heauines in the heart of man doeth bring it downe: but a good worde reioyceth it.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Heauinesse discourageth the heart of man: but a good worde maketh it glad agayne.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Heuynesse discorageth ye herte of man, but a good worde maketh it glad agayne.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Sorrow in the heart of a man bows down, "" And a good word makes him glad.

Young's Literal Translation
Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.

Smith's Literal Translation
Fear in the heart of a man will bow it down: and a good word will gladden it.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Grief in the heart of a man humbles him. And with a good word he shall be made glad.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
A fearful word troubles the heart of a man and a good word gladdens it.

Lamsa Bible
A fearful word troubles a man's heart; but a good word makes it glad.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Care in the heart of a man boweth it down; But a good word maketh it glad.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A terrible word troubles the heart of a righteous man; but a good message rejoices him.








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