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Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word makes it glad. Bible

“person’s.” The word “person’s” is iysh (#0376 אִישׁ pronounced “eesh”), which most literally refers to a man. Nevertheless, it can also be used to refer to men and women, and it makes sense to translate it in a gender-neutral way in this context (see commentary on Prov. 2:12).

“weighs it down.” More literally, “makes it bow down,” but not out of respect but out of pressure.


Commentary for: Proverbs 12:25