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Proverbs 15:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [And] good tidings make the bones fat.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— That which enlighteneth the eyes rejoiceth the heart; good tidings make the bones fat.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The sparkling of bright eyes, rejoiceth the heart, Good news, giveth marrow to the bones.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The eye that sees rightly rejoices the heart; and a good report fattens the bones.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The light 3974
{3974} Prime
מָאוֹר
ma'owr
{maw-ore'}
From H0215; properly a luminous body or luminary, that is, (abstractly) light (as an element); figuratively brightness, that is, cheerfulness; specifically a chandelier.
of the eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
rejoiceth 8055
{8055} Prime
שָׂמַח
samach
{saw-makh'}
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the heart: 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
[and] a good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
report 8052
{8052} Prime
שְׁמוּעָה
sh@muw`ah
{sehm-oo-aw'}
Feminine passive participle of H8074; something heard, that is, an announcement.
maketh y1878
[1878] Standard
דָּשַׁן
dashen
{daw-shane'}
A primitive root; to be fat; transitively to fatten (or regard as fat); specifically to anoint; figuratively to satisfy; denominatively (from H1880) to remove (fat) ashes (of sacrifices).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
the bones 6106
{6106} Prime
עֶצֶם
`etsem
{eh'-tsem}
From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame.
fat. 1878
{1878} Prime
דָּשַׁן
dashen
{daw-shane'}
A primitive root; to be fat; transitively to fatten (or regard as fat); specifically to anoint; figuratively to satisfy; denominatively (from H1880) to remove (fat) ashes (of sacrifices).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:30

_ _ light of the eyes — (Proverbs 13:9). What gives light rejoiceth the heart, by relieving from anxiety as to our course; so

_ _ good report — or, “doctrine” (Isaiah 28:9; Isaiah 53:1),

_ _ maketh ... fat — or, “gives prosperity” (Proverbs 3:13-17; Proverbs 9:11). The last clause is illustrated by the first.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:30

_ _ Two things are here pronounced pleasant: — 1. It is pleasant to have a good prospect to see the light of the sun (Ecclesiastes 11:7) and by it to see the wonderful works of God, with which this lower world is beautified and enriched. Those that want the mercy know how to value it; how would the light of the eyes rejoice their hearts! The consideration of this should make us thankful for our eyesight. 2. It is more pleasant to have a good name, a name for good things with God and good people; this is as precious ointment, Ecclesiastes 7:1. It makes the bones fat; it gives a secret pleasure, and that which is strengthening. It is also very comfortable to hear (as some understand it) a good report concerning others; a good man has no greater joy than to hear that his friends walk in the truth.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 15:30

A good report — A good name. Fat — Not only chears a man for the present, but gives him such stable comfort as revives his soul, and gives vigour to his body.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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light:

Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace hath been [shewed] from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant [thing it is] for the eyes to behold the sun:
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

a good:

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 25:25 [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from a far country.
Psalms 89:15 Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
Luke 2:10-19 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ... But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart.

the bones:

Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
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