30 Bible Verses about A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 15:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 15:1-33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. ...

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 7:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

Proverbs 24:11-12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Proverbs 18:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A man's spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Psalm 32:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Proverbs 28:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 17:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. ...

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

James 1:19 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

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