New American Standard Bible
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
King James Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Darby Bible Translation
for there shall be no future to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
World English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.
Young's Literal Translation
For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
No reward - literally, "no future," no life worthy to be called life, no blessing.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
"How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on them? Does God apportion destruction in His anger?
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.
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