Proverbs 18:14
Good News Translation
Your will to live can sustain you when you are sick, but if you lose it, your last hope is gone.

Contemporary English Version
Being cheerful helps when you are sick, but nothing helps when you give up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?

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The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?

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Job 1:20,21 Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head, fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, . . .

Job 2:7-10 So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with a very grievous ulcer, from the sole of the foot even to the top of his head: . . .

Psalm 147:3 Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so: but we glory also in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; . . .

Romans 8:35-37 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? . . .

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. . . .

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:

1 Peter 1:6 Wherein you shalt greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations:

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Proverbs 17:22 A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me.

Job 7:14,15 Thou wilt frighten me with dreams, and terrify me with visions. . . .

Job 10:15-17 And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery. . . .

Psalm 30:9,10 What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth? . . .

Psalm 32:3,4 Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long. . . .

Psalm 38:2-4 For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me. . . .

Psalm 42:10,11 Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have reproached me; Whilst they say to me day by day: Where is thy God? . . .

Psalm 55:3,5 At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have cast iniquities upon me: and in wrath they were troublesome to me. . . .

Psalm 77:2,3 In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted: . . .

Psalm 88:14-16 Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: why turnest thou away thy face from me? . . .

Psalm 109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

Mark 14:33,34 And he taketh Peter and James and John with him: and he began to fear and to be heavy. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
13He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion. 14The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?15A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.…
Cross References
Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.

Additional Translations
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear?

A wise servant calms a man's anger; but who can endure a faint-hearted man?

The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?

The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
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