Proverbs 16:24

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Pleasant words are as an honycombe, sweete to the soule, and health to the bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Pleasant words are `as' a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.
- Basic English Bible

Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.
- Darby Bible

Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
- Webster's Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
- World English Bible

Sayings of pleasantness [are] a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Gloria Sandoval
    Just as he keeps His promise to me I should be and make myself strong for Him. For only He is worthy of my effort.
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Lu2677
    To the woman who said she prefers the NT to the OT, Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Read:Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 21:8, Titus 1:15.
  • Lu2677
    Concerning the question; will God devise a man's plan?. "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37
  • Lu2677
    Concerning "can God devise and direct a man's plan"
    Romans 11:33 "For of him, through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
    Amen."
    God means what he says; all things.
  • MockingBird
    If we allow His Spirit within to direct us ; yes , He will show you how in the whole thing to do it. Just take your time and make sure you go the direction that He is directing you in. Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not to your own understanding.

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