New International Version
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
King James Bible
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Darby Bible Translation
The hope of the righteous is joy; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
World English Bible
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.
Young's Literal Translation
The hope of the righteous is joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The expectation of the wicked shall perish - A wicked man is always imposing on himself by the hope of God's mercy and final happiness; and he continues hoping, till he dies without receiving that mercy which alone would entitle him to that glory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless.
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."
The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.
Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
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