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

  • Mike
    Pride can interfere with our listening to the voice of Jehovah God and can lead us to take a disastrous course. We want to make sure they we do not think too highly of ourselves.
  • T
    A wise person studies and applies God's Word. And we want to apply the teachings we find in our life.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - man proposes, but God disposes; so many, if not all of our 'adages' come from the Bible
  • Tim
    In verse 16 we see that acquiring godly wisdom, that is, gaining accurate knowledge of God’s Word, the Bible, and acting in harmony with it, helps us to walk in the way Jehovah approves
  • Paul
    This chapter spells out the sovereignty of God. He is in control of our words, steps and destinies. God controls and directs all. Check out Isa. 45. 7 and Rom. 9. Man is on His sovereign leash and He will direct him according to His will and pleasure.
  • Trusting in the Lord
    A day served happy adds to a long life.

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