Proverbs 18:14

“The spirit of a man will sustaine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare?”

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Other Translations

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
- King James Version

The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But {as for} a broken spirit who can bear it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
- Basic English Bible

The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?
- Darby Bible

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
- Webster's Bible

A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
- World English Bible

The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
- Youngs Literal Bible

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:14


18:14 Sustain - Will easily support him under any outward troubles. Wounded - Dejected with the sense of its own guilt and misery.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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