New American Standard Bible
The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
King James Bible
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
World English Bible
The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
Proverbs 14:10 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A striking expression of the ultimate solitude of each man's soul at all times, and not merely at the hour of death. Something there is in every sorrow, and in every joy, which no one else can share. Beyond that range it is well to remember that there is a Divine Sympathy, uniting perfect knowledge and perfect love.
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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Godly Fear and Its Goodly Consequence
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1 Samuel 1:10
She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
While another dies with a bitter soul, Never even tasting anything good.
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