New Living Translation
The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?
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?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:14 Sustain - Will easily support him under any outward troubles. Wounded - Dejected with the sense of its own guilt and misery.
LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.
A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
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