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

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • Daniel Kumah for verse 3
    I belive it is only God who can give a perfect completion to our work, plans, dreams, et cetera. Committing your works into the hands of God means you want God to be part in your situations. The hand is mostly used to control things, and God will control whatever you entrust to His hands in a perfect way.
  • 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

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