Proverbs 14:10

“The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heart knoweth his owne bitternesse; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy.
- Basic English Bible

The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
- Darby Bible

The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
- Webster's Bible

The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
- World English Bible

The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and with its joy no stranger can intermeddle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:10


14:10 Bitterness - The inward griefs and joys of mens hearts, are not known to any but a man's self.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • BSP
    Verse 29: This verse shows that the person who is slow to anger is looked upon with favor by God.
  • A disciple
    "Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." If we can look so hard on our unsaved family members, neighbors and coworkers and demand that they are accountable to the Law of God, and His Judgments upon disobedience how do so many then not recognize the beam in their own eye, or the hypocrisy of calling themselves saved Christians, while they are clearly still bound in their sins? "And if we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves be found sinful men, whether Christ be minister of sin? God forbid." Galatians 2:17 Wycliffe Bible The LORD God our Saviour says, "Sin no more, that not a worse thing come upon you " yet some still strongly protest, saying, "We all sin every day we can't help but sin " and then misuse the Scriptures to cover their defeated lives. If one breaks a hedge, the serpent will bite! But that doesn't negate the truth of the Glad Tidings, that Christ sets us REALLY free only that that one has fallen into sin! But we have an Almighty and wonderfully merciful Saviour, who is able to save to the uttermost ALL who call upon Him. So if you're having a problem bring it to the Lord in repentance, and BE CONVERTED! that your sins may be blotted out and you shall receive forgiveness and all the fullness of His great and glorious Salvation Victory.
  • Lilian
    Our sins are already forgiven and was cleansed by the blood of Jesus we are pardoned as Jesus paid the price on the cross by his blood. Lets praise and worship Jesus for he is worthy. To conquer and depart from evil is to do good and accept Jesus as the Son of the living God aken
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS....
  • Jerry
    "The backslider in heart..." for all have sinned...you won't "QUIT" sinning til the day you die! So in this sense, we all backslid to a certain extend! But we shouldn't stay here in a backslidden condition too long... we should just confess our sins and get right with the Lord.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 14: "Backslider", better rendered, "hypocrite, deceiver, pretender", may say the right things to appear to be something he isn't, is ruled by the senses, therefore will reap what is truly inside produced by his own wicked imagination. The "good man", ie. the person ruled by the Holy Spirit, will bring forth the good things which his own imagination produces. Matt.12:35

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