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

  • 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.
  • Raphael Aminu Echioda for verse 34
    When someone has the fear of God in him her,you will have access to the secret place of the most high God. But sin is deny you of going to His presence. Just like when you offend your fellow you will be shame of request something from him her your sin will hinder you and even been obstacle.

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