The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
– Proverbs 15:30
The light of the eyes and a good report go together in this proverb. The image portrayed is of the cheerful face of one bringing good news. A happy look can denote favor (Proverbs 16:15). The word for rejoiceth means to brighten. The expression, maketh the bones fat, means good health and prosperity generally (Proverbs 3:8; 16:24). The point of the proverb is the good effect produced in those who hear good words (Proverbs 25:25). It can be viewed as medicinal, restorative, or even curative (Proverbs 12:25; 17:22). It is a wisdom lesson on the power of words and the right use of them.