Proverbs 16:24
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New American Standard Bible
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

King James Bible
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Darby Bible Translation
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.

World English Bible
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Young's Literal Translation
Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Honey took its place not only among the luxuries, but among the medicines of the Israelites. This two-fold use made it all the more suitable to be an emblem both of the true Wisdom which is also true obedience, and of the "pleasant words" in which that Wisdom speaks.

Proverbs 16:24 Parallel Commentaries

April 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Unsound Spiritual Trading
A sermon (No. 849) delivered on Lord's Day morning, January 10th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits."----Proverbs 16:2. During the last two years some of the most notable commercial reputations have been hopelessly destroyed. Men in the great world of trade who were trusted for hundreds of thousands of pounds, around whose characters there hovered no cloud of suspicion nor even the
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God" (Rom. 11:22). In the last chapter when treating of the Sovereignty of God the Father in Salvation, we examined seven passages which represent Him as making a choice from among the children of men, and predestinating certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son. The thoughtful reader will naturally ask, And what of those who were not "ordained to eternal life?" The answer which is usually returned to this question, even by those who profess
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 19:10
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22
For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.

Proverbs 15:26
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 24:14
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

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