New International Version
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief.
King James Bible
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
Darby Bible Translation
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is sadness.
World English Bible
Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.
Young's Literal Translation
Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy is affliction.
Proverbs 14:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful - Many a time is a smile forced upon the face, when the heart is in deep distress. And it is a hard task to put on the face of mirth, when a man has a heavy heart.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
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
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless.
"Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
Jump to PreviousAffliction End Grief Heart Heaviness Joy Laughter Mirth Pain Pained Sad Sadness Sorrow Sorrowful
Jump to NextAffliction End Grief Heart Heaviness Joy Laughter Mirth Pain Pained Sad Sadness Sorrow Sorrowful
LinksProverbs 14:13 NIV
Proverbs 14:13 NLT
Proverbs 14:13 ESV
Proverbs 14:13 NASB
Proverbs 14:13 KJV
Proverbs 14:13 Bible Apps
Proverbs 14:13 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 14:13 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 14:13 French Bible
Proverbs 14:13 German Bible
Proverbs 14:13 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.