Proverbs 12:25

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Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
– Proverbs 12:25

[T]he word for heaviness means anxious care, and stoop is obviously to bow down. A person with many anxieties is weighed down and burdened. A good word is encouraging, helpful, and fitting (Proverbs 15:23; 16:24; 25:11; 27:9). Words are powerful (Proverbs 18:21). That power can be used for good or ill. Obviously, wisdom strives to use words aright.

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