Proverbs 14:30

“A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A sound heart, is the life of the flesh: but enuie, the rottennesse of the bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.
- Basic English Bible

A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.
- Darby Bible

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
- Webster's Bible

The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.
- World English Bible

A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; but envy is the rottenness of the bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:30


14:30 A sound heart - Free from envy and inordinate passions. Is life - Procures and maintains the health and vigour of the body.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:30

  • Peter . for verse 30
    A sound heart - a heart with peace, keeps the body healthy. The body 's health, depends on the condition of yo heart. people are sick coz. hearts are sick. How can u be at peace. u can only be at peace in yo heart when you are at peace with God. Knowing u are forgiven , making His word yo absolute. then u won 't be troubled by anything.
  • Claudia for verse 30
    A heart that is kept clean makes your life meaningful but an impure thought hurts your very bones.
  • Jashita for verse 30
    This verse means so much to me.. it seems as if I've been trying to put the words together forever bc this is how I feel if only I came to learn the bible a long time ago I would have been seeked these eloquent words. This verse it's my new way of meditation when I get upset with someone.

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