25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:25

New International Version

25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

English Standard Version

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

The Message

25 Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.

New King James Version

25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.

New Living Translation

25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:25

Commentary on Proverbs 12:25

(Read Proverbs 12:25)

Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad.