Proverbs 13:12
Good News Translation
When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed, but a wish come true fills you with joy.

Contemporary English Version
Not getting what you want can break your heart, but a wish that comes true is a life-giving tree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh, is a tree of life.

New American Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a wish fulfilled is a tree of life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh, is a tree of life.

hope

Psalm 42:1-3 Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core. [2] As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. . . .

Psalm 69:3 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

Psalm 119:81-83 My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped. . . .

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Songs 5:8 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.

when

Proverbs 13:19 The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.

Genesis 21:6,7 And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me. . . .

Genesis 46:30 And the father said to Joseph: Now shall I die with joy, because I have seen thy face, and leave thee alive.

1 Samuel 1:26-28 And Anna said: I beseech thee, my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord: I am that woman, who stood before thee here praying to the Lord. . . .

Psalm 17:15 But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.

Psalm 40:2,3 And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps. . . .

Luke 2:29,30 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: . . .

John 16:22 So also you now indeed have sorrow: but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. And your joy no man shall take from you.

a tree

Proverbs 3:18 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.

Proverbs 11:30 If the just man receive in the earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner.

Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month: the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations.

Context
A Father's Discipline
11Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase. 12Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh, is a tree of life.13Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:7
He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches: To him that overcometh I will give to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of my God.

Proverbs 3:18
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.

Proverbs 13:11
Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.

Proverbs 13:13
Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.

Additional Translations
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Better is he that begins to help heartily, than he that promises and leads another to hope: for a good desire is a tree of life.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire [that] cometh to pass is a tree of life.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.
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