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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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryPractical 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.
'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.'
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
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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