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

New Living Translation
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.

English Standard Version
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.

Berean Study Bible
The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones.

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

New King James Version
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.

New American Standard Bible
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news refreshes the bones.

NASB 1995
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

NASB 1977
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

Amplified Bible
The light of the eyes rejoices the hearts of others, And good news puts fat on the bones.

Christian Standard Bible
Bright eyes cheer the heart; good news strengthens the bones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bright eyes cheer the heart; good news strengthens the bones.

American Standard Version
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; And good tidings make the bones fat.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The light of the eyes gladdens the heart, and the good heart fattens the bones.The eye that sees rightly rejoices the heart; and a good report fattens the bones.

Contemporary English Version
A friendly smile makes you happy, and good news makes you feel strong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.

English Revised Version
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and good tidings make the bones fat.

Good News Translation
Smiling faces make you happy, and good news makes you feel better.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A twinkle in the eye delights the heart. Good news refreshes the body.

International Standard Version
Bright eyes encourage the heart; good news nourishes the body.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; And a good report maketh the bones fat.

Literal Standard Version
The light of the eyes makes the heart glad, "" A good report makes the bone fat.

NET Bible
A bright look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the body.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
29The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones. 31He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.…

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

Proverbs 15:31
He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

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


Treasury of Scripture

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.

light

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

Ezra 9:8
And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

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

a good

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth 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 thy countenance.

the bones

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

Isaiah 58:11
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.









(30) The light of the eyes . . .--It does the heart good to see one whose eyes are sparkling with happiness.

A good report.--Good news, affecting either oneself or others.

Verse 30. - The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart (Proverbs 16:15). The beaming glance that shows a pure, happy mind and a friendly disposition, rejoices the heart of him on whom it is turned. There is something infectious in the guileless, joyful look of a happy man or child, which has a cheering effect upon those who observe it. The LXX. makes the sentiment altogether personal: "The eye that seeth what is good rejoiceth the heart." A good report (good tidings) maketh the bones fat; strengthens them and gives them health (comp. Proverbs 3:8; Proverbs 16:24). Sight and hearing are compared in the two clauses, "bones" in the latter taking the place of "heart" in the former. The happy look and good news alike cause joy of heart.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The light
מְֽאוֹר־ (mə·’ō·wr-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3974: A luminous body, luminary, light, brightness, cheerfulness, a chandelier

of the eyes
עֵ֭ינַיִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

cheers
יְשַׂמַּֽח־ (yə·śam·maḥ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

the heart,
לֵ֑ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

[and] good
ט֝וֹבָ֗ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

news
שְׁמוּעָ֥ה (šə·mū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8052: Something heard, an announcement

nourishes
תְּדַשֶּׁן־ (tə·ḏaš·šen-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1878: To be fat, to fatten, to anoint, to satisfy, to remove, ashes

the bones.
עָֽצֶם׃ (‘ā·ṣem)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame


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