Proverbs 14:30
New International Version
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

New Living Translation
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.

English Standard Version
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Berean Study Bible
A tranquil heart is life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

New American Standard Bible
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

King James Bible
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Christian Standard Bible
A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.

Contemporary English Version
It's healthy to be content, but envy can eat you up.

Good News Translation
Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.

International Standard Version
A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.

NET Bible
A tranquil spirit revives the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.

New Heart English Bible
The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that cools his anger is a healer of his heart, and envy is the decay of the bones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A tranquil heart makes for a healthy body, but jealousy is [like] bone cancer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.

New American Standard 1977
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A sound heart is life to the flesh, but envy is rottenness of the bones.

King James 2000 Bible
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

American King James Version
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

American Standard Version
A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A meek-spirited man is a healer of the heart: but a sensitive heart is a corruption of the bones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones.

Darby Bible Translation
A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.

English Revised Version
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones.

Webster's Bible Translation
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

World English Bible
The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.

Young's Literal Translation
A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.
Study Bible
The Wise Woman
29A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man promotes folly. 30A tranquil heart is life to the body, but envy rots the bones. 31He who oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:4
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones.

Proverbs 15:13
A joyful heart makes a cheerful countenance, but sorrow of the heart crushes the spirit.

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Decay entered my bones; I trembled where I stood. Yet I must wait patiently for the day of distress to come upon the people who invade us.

Treasury of Scripture

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

sound

Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Psalm 119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

envy

Job 5:2
For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Acts 7:9
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

rottenness

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

Proverbs 12:4
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.







Lexicon
A tranquil
מַרְפֵּ֑א (mar·pê)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4832: Curative, a medicine, a cure, deliverance, placidity

heart
לֵ֣ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is life
חַיֵּ֣י (ḥay·yê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

to the body,
בְ֭שָׂרִים (ḇə·śā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

but envy
קִנְאָֽה׃ (qin·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy

rots
וּרְקַ֖ב (ū·rə·qaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7538: Rottenness, decay

the bones.
עֲצָמ֣וֹת (‘ă·ṣā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame
(30) A sound heart--i.e., one in healthy condition, of which the passions and emotions are under control.

Verse 30. - A sound heart is the life of the flesh. The heart that is healthy, morally and physically, spreads its beneficent influence over the whole body in all its functions and relations; this is expressed by the word for "flesh" (besarim), being in the plural number, as the Vulgate renders, vita carnium, but the contrast is better developed by taking מרפא in its other signification of "calm," "gentle," "meek," as Ecclesiastes 10:4. Thus the Septuagint, "The man of gentle mind (πραυ'´θυμος) is the physician of the heart." The tranquil, well controlled heart gives health and vigor to the whole frame (see on Proverbs 15:4). But envy is the rottenness of the bones (Proverbs 12:4). Envy, like a canker, eats away a man's life and strength; it tells on his physical as well as his moral condition. We hays parallel expressions in classical authors. Thus Horace, 'Epist.,' 1:257 -

"Invidus alterius macrescit rebus opimis." Martial, 'Epigr.,' 5:28 -

"Rubiginosis cuncta dentibus rodit;
Hominem malignum forsan esse tu credas,
Ego esse miserum credo, cui placet nemo."
Bengal proverb, "In seeing another's wealth it is not good to have the eyes smart." Arabic. "Envy is a raging fever, and has no rest" (Lane). "O invidia," cries St. Jerome ('Epist.,' 45), "primum mordax tui." "When the foul sore of envy corrupts the vanquished heart," says St. Gregory ('Moral.,' 5:85). "the very exterior itself shows how forcibly the mind is urged by madness. For paleness seizes the complexion, the eyes are weighed down, the spirit is inflamed, while the limbs are chilled, there is frenzy in the heart, there is gnashing with the teeth, and while the growing bate is buried in the depths of the heart, the pent wound works into the conscience with a blind grief" Septuagint, "A sensitive heart (καρδία αἰσθητική) is a worm (σής) in the bones." A heart that feels too acutely and is easily affected by external circumstances, prepares for itself constant vexation and grief. 14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
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