New International Version
Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heart knoweth his own bitterness - מרת נפשו morrath naphsho, "The bitterness of its soul." Under spiritual sorrow, the heart feels, the soul feels; all the animal nature feels and suffers. But when the peace of God is spoken to the troubled soul, the joy is indescribable; the whole man partakes of it. And a stranger to these religious feelings, to the travail of the soul, and to the witness of the Spirit, does not intermeddle with them; he does not understand them: indeed they may be even foolishness to him, because they are spiritually discerned.
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TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
1 Samuel 1:10
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly.
Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good.
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