Proverbs 12:25

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

Proverbs 15:13

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

Proverbs 18:14

14A man’s spirit will endure sickness,
but e  a crushed spirit who can bear?

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9

Enjoy Life with the One You Love

7Go f  eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

8 g  Let your garments be always white. Let not h  oil be lacking on your head.

9Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your i  vain
The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (see note on 1:2)
life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your k  portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Romans 5:2-5

2Through him we have also l  obtained access by faith
Some manuscripts omit  by faith
into this grace n  in which we stand, and o  we
Or let us; also verse 3
rejoice
Or boast; also verses 3, 11
in hope of the glory of God.
3Not only that, but we r  rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering s  produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and t  hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love u  has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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