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Proverbs 14:10

    Proverbs 14:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy.

    Webster's Revision

    The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.

    World English Bible

    The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.

    Definitions for Proverbs 14:10

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:10

    The heart knoweth his own bitterness - מרת נפשו morrath naphsho, "The bitterness of its soul." Under spiritual sorrow, the heart feels, the soul feels; all the animal nature feels and suffers. But when the peace of God is spoken to the troubled soul, the joy is indescribable; the whole man partakes of it. And a stranger to these religious feelings, to the travail of the soul, and to the witness of the Spirit, does not intermeddle with them; he does not understand them: indeed they may be even foolishness to him, because they are spiritually discerned.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:10

    A striking expression of the ultimate solitude of each man's soul at all times, and not merely at the hour of death. Something there is in every sorrow, and in every joy, which no one else can share. Beyond that range it is well to remember that there is a Divine Sympathy, uniting perfect knowledge and perfect love.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 14:10

    Job 21:25 - And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
    Job 23:2 - Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
    Job 10:1 - My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.