; properly curative
, that is, literally (concretely) a medicine
, or (abstractly) a cure
; figuratively (concretely) deliverance
, or (abstractly) placidity
A form of H3824
; the heart
; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre
] the life
; hence raw
(plant, water, year), strong
; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life
(or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
of the flesh:
(from its freshness
); by extension body
; also (by euphemism) the pudenda
of a man.
of the bones.
; a bone
); by extension the body
; figuratively the substance
, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame
_ _ A sound heart both literally and figuratively, a source of health; in the latter sense, opposed to the known effect of evil passions on health.
_ _ The foregoing verse showed how much our reputation, this how much our health, depends on the good government of our passions and the preserving of the temper of the mind. 1. A healing spirit, made up of love and meekness, a hearty, friendly, cheerful disposition, is the life of the flesh; it contributes to a good constitution of body; people grow fat with good humour. 2. A fretful, envious, discontented spirit, is its own punishment; it consumes the flesh, preys upon the animal spirits, makes the countenance pale, and is the rottenness of the bones. Those that see the prosperity of others and are grieved, let them gnash with their teeth and melt away, Psalms 112:10.
Rumpatur, quisquis rumpitur invidia.|
Whoever bursts for envy, let him burst.
A sound heart Free from envy and inordinate passions. Is life Procures and maintains the health and vigour of the body.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.
Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Psalms 112:10 The wicked shall see [it], and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Acts 7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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