Health in Proverbs

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Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones (Proverbs 3:7 - 8).

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body (Proverbs 4:20 - 22).

A wicked messenger falls into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health (Proverbs 13:17).

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health (Proverbs 12:18).

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A tranquil heart is life to the body, but passion is rottenness to the bones (Proverbs 14:30).

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken (Proverbs 15:13).


Women's bath
Women's bath
Albrecht Durer, 1496

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones (Proverbs 17:22).

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones (Proverbs 15:30).

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself (Proverbs 11:17).

Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being (Proverbs 20:30).

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


World's Wit and Wisdom
Sleep, riches and health to be
truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
Johann Richter, 1763 - 1825

When the well's dry,
we know the worth of water.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

Indulging in luxuries, wine, and rich food will never make you wealthy (Proverbs 21:17).

Listen, my child, be wise and give serious thought to the way you live. Don't associate with people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food. Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags (Proverbs 23:19 - 21).

Above all guard the door of your mind with diligence, for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? (Proverbs 18:14).


World's Wit and Wisdom
Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy,
wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast (Proverbs 15:15).

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he . . . (Proverbs 23:7).

Better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will take it to heart (Ecclesiastes 7:2).

Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works (Ecclesiastes 9:7).

If you find honey, eat just enough - too much of it, and you will vomit (Proverbs 25:16).

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those who are of heavy hearts (Proverbs 31:6).

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones (Proverbs 16:24).

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