Proverbs 14:30

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A sound heart, is the life of the flesh: but enuie, the rottennesse of the bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; but envy is the rottenness of the bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:30


14:30 A sound heart - Free from envy and inordinate passions. Is life - Procures and maintains the health and vigour of the body.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • Lilian
    Without hearing or meditating the word of God it is impossible to please him and to gain faith. It is He who give us this gift of faith. Blessed are those who are hungry for righteousness for they shall see God pray for those who curse and persecute you for they shall the glory of God. If God is for us who can be against us. A wise man will not give a place for the foolish and evil man . Jesus wants our eyes to fix on him. Our obedience to his words are very important when seeking diligently Jesus. He will turn our pain into joy. Lets give thanks to his blood and praise him for what he have done in our life and this is should be our prayers. Amen
  • Tim mock
    Proverbs is one of the most instructional books of the Bible. God truly inspire Solomon .
  • This is the verse to read and take to heart before doing...pretty much anything. Also this verse came to my attention by the grace of God when I was into the occult. It one of the first verses I came to that would help point me into a new direction. This verse indicates that the occult,witchcraft,etc. Is a lie and a deception that will only lead a person to hell.
  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.

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