Proverbs 15:30
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New International Version
Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

King James Bible
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

Darby Bible Translation
That which enlighteneth the eyes rejoiceth the heart; good tidings make the bones fat.

World English Bible
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones.

Young's Literal Translation
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart - Nature and art are continually placing before our view a multitude of the most resplendent images, each of which is calculated to give pleasure. The man who has a correct judgment, and an accurate eye, may not only amuse, but instruct himself endlessly, by the beauties of nature and art.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

light

Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape...

Ecclesiastes 11:7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

a good

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.

Luke 2:10-19 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

the bones

Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones...

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:31
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 25:25
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

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