Proverbs 13:12
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New American Standard Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire that cometh to pass is a tree of life.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

When the desire cometh - The desire comes, it is a tree of life: i. e., the object of our desires is attained. Compare Proverbs 3:18.

Proverbs 13:12 Parallel Commentaries

Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Revelation 2:7
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 13:13
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

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