Proverbs 17:22

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A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 17:22

A merrie heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry.
- Basic English Bible

A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
- Darby Bible

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- Webster's Bible

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
- World English Bible

A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A merry heart is a good medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:22

17:22 Doth good - Even to the body; it contributes much to bodily health and vigour. Drieth - Wastes the marrow of the bones, and the moisture and strength of the body.


Comments for Proverbs 17:22

MockingBird's comment on 2015-09-14 09:12:59:

No matter the circumstances we go through : We can always have a merry heart although outward circumstances say different : It is our medicine : The Joy of the Lord is our strength : Laughter also doeth Good like a medicine : So now we have our prescriptions filled today and can know that when we take them we are healed : Our seemly broken spirit is healed and our bones are moistened with marrow and fatness !!! Yes !! Amen !!


James's comment on 2015-09-14 08:03:37:

"The LORD is the GOD of my salvation. I will trust and will not be afraid. For the LORD, my GOD, is my strength my song. And now He has become my salvation." All praise, glory, and honor to THE ONE ONLY GOD


Eric's comment on 2015-05-24 07:59:07:

A cheerful heart is a medication


Avril's comment on 2014-09-25 08:53:13:

this is the verse that makes me know that not having a cheerfull heart makes one sick that 's spell out dries the bone one word cancer and yet Gods word tells me we can be heal from any sickness just by being cheerfull in time of illness thank YOU LORD


Moses Njenga's comment on 2014-06-17 23:08:12:

The joy of the LORD is our strength. Guard your heart the devil is a stealer of joy.


Rob's comment on 2014-06-17 16:33:08:

What a wonderful day! Thank you LORD for filling my day with your presence. Thank you for sending Jesus to save me and your Holy Spirit to guide me. Thank you for my family and friends and Love.


Dharam's comment on 2014-06-17 07:20:40:

Happiness should not be determined by what we go through. Because we have Christ in our lives we would always have that joy and peace even in the midst of troubles and crisis. Thank God for his Word through which we receive healing and sustained health


Olabode's comment on 2014-06-17 02:14:20:

The Bible says we should cast all our fears on him for he cares for us. The problems we are facing in this world is what to eat, drink etc. but if we can allow him to have his way, our heart will does good like a medicine. We should forget about worry and anxiety.


Andy's comment on 2014-03-06 06:41:14:

Get your doctor to tell you a joke instead of giving you tablets Be happy in God


Raymond's comment on 2014-02-17 20:46:27:

So what must we do to lessen ourselves from drying out our bones even more becuz I feel that I feel I am a merry man but I am also struggling and greedy of my flesh ego


Gigi Borden's comment on 2014-02-06 08:53:38:

i love this proverbs!!!! :)


Amber's comment on 2014-01-17 08:59:24:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! There is so much wisdom to be found in God's infallible, holy word. Pilgrim's progress doesn't beat it, the apocalypse doesn't beat it, NOTHING beats it! We can trust it forever.


Alice Little's comment on 2014-01-12 07:55:33:

The truth that is in proverbs 17:22 gives life to me


Alice Little's comment on 2014-01-12 07:52:20:

The truth that in proverbs gives life to me


Ishmael Dzitiro's comment on 2013-10-15 12:41:19:

Let keep the word rolling


Bobbie's comment on 2013-10-15 08:36:59:

I agree with the truth.


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