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Proverbs 14:30 | A Sound Heart

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 22: Proverbs 14:30

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

Scripture Memory

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart ithe life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:30

A s____ h____ i_ t__ l___ o_ t__ f____: b__ e___ t__ r_________ o_ t__ b____. Proverbs 14:30

Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:30

Sound | מַרְפֵּא

marpē'

Pronunciation: mar-pay'

Definition:

  • health, cure
  • health, profit, sound (of mind)
  • healing

Translations:

  • health 5x
  • healing 3x
  • remedy 3x
  • cure 1x

Heart | לֵב

lēḇ

Pronunciation: labe

Definition:

  • Inner man, mind, understanding
  • Mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection
  • Conscience

Translations:

  • Heart 508x
  • Mind 12x
  • Midst 11x
  • Understanding 10x
  • Wisdom 6x

Life | חַי

ḥay

Pronunciation: khah'-ee

Definition:

  • life
  • sustenance, maintenance

Translations:

  • live 197x
  • life 144x
  • beast 76x
  • alive 31x
  • creature 15x

Flesh | בָּשָׂר

bāśār

Pronunciation: baw-sawr'

Definition:

  • flesh of humans
  • the body itself
  • kindred, blood relations
  • flesh as frail or erring (man against God)

Translations:

  • flesh 256x
  • body 2x
  • kin 2x

Envy | קִנְאָה

qin'â

Pronunciation: kin-aw'

Definition:

  • ardour, zeal, jealousy
  • jealous disposition (of husband)
  • jealousy (resulting in the wrath of God)

Translations:

  • jealousy 25x
  • zeal 9x
  • envy 8x

Bones | עֶצֶם

ʿeṣem

Pronunciation: eh'tsem

Definition:

  • bone, essence, substance
  • body, limbs, members
  • substance, self

Translations:

  • bone 104x
  • selfsame 11x
  • body 2x

Paraphrase

A [healthy, profitable] [understanding] is the [sustenance] of the [body itself]: but [a jealous disposition] the rottenness of the [essence, self]. Proverbs 14:30

Bible Cross References

Job 5:2

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

Psalm 119:80

Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Reflections

About God

 

About Self

 

Questions to Ask Myself

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