Proverbs 17:22

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 17:22

A merrie heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry.
- Basic English Bible

A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
- Darby Bible

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- Webster's Bible

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
- World English Bible

A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A merry heart is a good medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 17:22

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:22

17:22 Doth good - Even to the body; it contributes much to bodily health and vigour. Drieth - Wastes the marrow of the bones, and the moisture and strength of the body.

Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Eric on Proverbs 17:22
    A cheerful heart is a medication
  • Avril on Proverbs 17:22
    this is the verse that makes me know that not having a cheerfull heart makes one sick that 's spell out dries the bone one word cancer and yet Gods word tells me we can be heal from any sickness just by being cheerfull in time of illness thank YOU LORD
  • Moses Njenga on Proverbs 17:22
    The joy of the LORD is our strength. Guard your heart the devil is a stealer of joy.
  • What a wonderful day! Thank you LORD for filling my day with your presence. Thank you for sending Jesus to save me and your Holy Spirit to guide me. Thank you for my family and friends and Love.
  • MockingBird on Proverbs 17:22
    Merry is to Rejoice Happy Glad That is the best medicine So I will take my medicine and be well Praise God !! If someone or something has broken your spirit then you will become dried up and calcified and good for nothing. Giving up on living will dry you up. Rejoice and be Glad God sent Jesus to give us life and life more abundantly.
  • Olabode on Proverbs 17:22
    The Bible says we should cast all our fears on him for he cares for us. The problems we are facing in this world is what to eat, drink etc. but if we can allow him to have his way, our heart will does good like a medicine. We should forget about worry and anxiety.
  • Andy on Proverbs 17:22
    Get your doctor to tell you a joke instead of giving you tablets Be happy in God
  • Raymond on Proverbs 17:22
    So what must we do to lessen ourselves from drying out our bones even more becuz I feel that I feel I am a merry man but I am also struggling and greedy of my flesh ego
  • Gigi borden on Proverbs 17:22
    i love this proverbs!!!! :)
  • Amber on Proverbs 17:22
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! There is so much wisdom to be found in God's infallible, holy word. Pilgrim's progress doesn't beat it, the apocalypse doesn't beat it, NOTHING beats it! We can trust it forever.


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