Proverbs 15:13

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A merry heart maketh a cheerefull countenance: but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
- Basic English Bible

A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
- Darby Bible

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
- Webster's Bible

A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
- World English Bible

A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 15:13

  • This verse shows the effect that our emotions can have on our appearance. Those with a joyful heart show this by their appearance. A joyful heart can leave you bright-eyed and with glowing.

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