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Proverbs 15:13

    Proverbs 15:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

    Webster's Revision

    A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

    World English Bible

    A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

    Definitions for Proverbs 15:13

    Countenance - Appearance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:13

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:13

    Some prefer to render the last clause, "In sorrow of heart the breath is oppressed."