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 for Proverbs 15:13

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 for Proverbs 15:13

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:13


15:11 Destruction - The place of destruction, of which men know nothing but by Divine revelation.

15:14 Foolishness - Wickedness is meat and drink to them.

15:15 Afflicted - Of the troubled in mind. Evil - Tedious and uncomfortable. Chearful - Heb. of a good heart.


Discussion for Proverbs 15

View All


Bible Options