Proverbs 15:15

NET ©

All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

NIV ©

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

NASB ©

All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

NLT ©

For the poor, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

MSG ©

A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song.

BBE ©

All the days of the troubled are evil; but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast.

NRSV ©

All the days of the poor are hard, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

NKJV ©

All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

sn The “days” represent what happens on those days (metonymy of subject).

tn The contrast is between the “afflicted” and the “good of heart” (a genitive of specification, “cheerful/healthy heart/spirit/attitude”).

sn The parallelism suggests that the afflicted is one afflicted within his spirit, for the proverb is promoting a healthy frame of mind.

tn Or “evil”; or “catastrophic.”

tn “one with” is supplied.

sn The image of a continual feast signifies the enjoyment of what life offers (cf. TEV “happy people…enjoy life”). The figure is a hypocatastasis; among its several implications are joy, fulfillment, abundance, pleasure.