New International Version
The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
King James Bible
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Darby Bible Translation
The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?
World English Bible
A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
Young's Literal Translation
The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
Proverbs 18:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The spirit of a man will sustain - A man sustains the ills of his body, and the trials of life, by the strength and energy of his mind. But if the mind be scoundrel, if this be cast down, if slow-consuming care and grief have shot the dagger into the soul, what can then sustain the man? Nothing but the unseen God. Therefore, let the afflicted pray. A man's own spirit has, in general, sufficient fortitude to bear up under the unavoidable trials of life; but when the conscience is wounded by sin, and the soul is dying by iniquity, who can lift him up? God alone; for salvation is of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
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