Proverbs 14:30

30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 14:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
ESV
30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.
NLT
30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
MSG
30 A sound mind makes for a robust body, but runaway emotions corrode the bones.
CSB
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.

Proverbs 14:30 In-Context

28 A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 17:22; Proverbs 12:4
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