New International Version
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless.
King James Bible
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
Darby Bible Translation
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the profane man's hope shall perish,
World English Bible
So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man shall perish,
Young's Literal Translation
So are the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So are the paths - The papyrus and the rush flourish while they have a plentiful supply of ooze and water; but take these away, and their prosperity is speedily at an end; so it is with the wicked and profane; their prosperity is of short duration, however great it may appear to be in the beginning. Thou also, O thou enemy of God, hast flourished for a time; but the blast of God is come upon thee, and now thou art dried up from the very roots.
The hypocrite's hope shall perish - A hypocrite, or rather profligate, has no inward religion, for his heart is not right with God; he has only hope, and that perishes when he gives up the ghost. This is the first place in which the word hypocrite occurs, or the noun חנף chaneph, which rather conveys the idea of pollution and defilement than of hypocrisy. A hypocrite is one who only carries the mask of godliness, to serve secular purposes; who wishes to be taken for a religionist, though he is conscious he has no religion. Such a person cannot have hope of any good, because he knows he is insincere: but the person in the text has hope; therefore hypocrite cannot be the meaning of the original word. But all the vile, the polluted, and the profligate have hope; they hope to end their iniquities before they end life; and they hope to get at last to the kingdom of heaven. Hypocrite is a very improper translation of the Hebrew.
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LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."
Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless person would dare come before him!
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
For what hope have the godless when they are cut off, when God takes away their life?
The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
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