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Proverbs 15:13 | A Merry Heart

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Week 18: Proverbs 15:13

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

Scripture Memory

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13

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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 merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13

Merry | שָׂמֵחַ

śāmēaḥ

Pronunciation: saw-may'-akh

Definition:

  • Joyful, merry, glad
  • Showing joy

Translations:

  • Rejoice 11x
  • Glad 4x
  • Merry 3x

Cheerful | יָטַב

yāṭaḇ

Pronunciation: yaw-tab'

Definition:

  • To be good, be pleasing
  • to make a thing good or right or beautiful

Translations:

  • well 35x
  • good 21x
  • please 14x
  • merry 5x

Countenance | פָּנִים

pānîm

Pronunciation: paw-neem'

Definition:

  • face
  • presence, person

Translations:

  • before 1,137x
  • face 390x
  • presence 76x
  • countenance 30x

Sorrow | עַצֶּבֶת

ʿaṣṣeḇeṯ

Pronunciation: ats-tseh'-beth

Definition:

  • pain, hurt, injury, sorrow, wound

Translations:

  • sorrow 4x
  • wounds 1x

Spirit | רוּחַ

rûaḥ

Pronunciation: roo'-akh

Definition:

  • wind, breath, mind, spirit
  • the living, breathing being in man and animals
  • spirit as seat especially of moral character

Translations:

  • Spirit or spirit 232x
  • Wind 92x
  • Breath 27x

Broken | נָכָא

nāḵā'

Pronunciation: naw-kay'

Definition:

  • stricken

Translations:

  • broken 2x
  • stricken 1x
  • wounded 1x

Paraphrase

A [joyful] heart maketh a [pleasing] [presence]: but by [pain] of the heart the [living, breathing being in man] is [stricken]. Proverbs 15:13

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 17:22

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

2 Corinthians 2:7

So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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