Proverbs 11:23
New International Version
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

New Living Translation
The godly can look forward to a reward, while the wicked can expect only judgment.

English Standard Version
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath.

Berean Study Bible
The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath.

King James Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

New King James Version
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

New American Standard Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

NASB 1995
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

NASB 1977
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Amplified Bible
The desire of the righteous brings only good, But the expectation of the wicked brings wrath.

Christian Standard Bible
The desire of the righteous turns out well, but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The desire of the righteous turns out well, but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.

American Standard Version
The desire of the righteous is only good; But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The desire of the righteous is in excellent things, and the hope of the evil, in sensual passion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All the desire of the righteous is good: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.

Contemporary English Version
Good people want what is best, but troublemakers hope to stir up trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The desire of the just is all good: the expectation of the wicked is indignation.

English Revised Version
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Good News Translation
What good people want always results in good; when the wicked get what they want, everyone is angry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The desire of righteous people ends only in good, but the hope of wicked people ends only in fury.

International Standard Version
The desire of the righteous is to seek good, but the hope of the wicked results in wrath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The desire of the righteous is only good; But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Literal Standard Version
The desire of the righteous [is] only good, The hope of the wicked [is] transgression.

NET Bible
What the righteous desire leads only to good, but what the wicked hope for leads to wrath.

New Heart English Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.

World English Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Young's Literal Translation
The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
22Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 23The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath. 24One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.…

Cross References
Romans 2:8
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow wickedness, there will be wrath and anger.

Romans 2:9
There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil, first for the Jew, then for the Greek;

Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 11:24
One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.


Treasury of Scripture

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

desire

Psalm 10:17
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 37:4
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

expectation

Proverbs 11:7
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Romans 2:8,9
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, …









(23) The desire of the righteous is only good, and therefore it, being in accordance with the will of God, is granted to them.

The expectation of the wicked is wrath.--Rather, presumption; they do not ask in the way or for the things which God wills they should (James 4:3), and therefore it is mere presumption on their part to expect the fulfilment of their desires.

Verse 23. - (Comp. Proverbs 10:28.) The desire of the righteous is only good. They want only what is just and honest, and therefore they obtain their wiches. The expectation of the wicked - that on which they set their hope and heart - is wrath (Proverbs 11:4), is an object of God's wrath. Other commentators, ancient and modern, take the clause to imply that the wishes of evil men, animated by wrath and ill temper, are only satisfied by inflicting injuries on others. Delitzsch would translate ebrah, "excess," "presumption," as in Proverbs 21:24. But the first interpretation seems most suitable (scrap. Romans 2:8, 9). The LXX., pointing differently, for "wrath" reads "shall perish."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The desire
תַּאֲוַ֣ת (ta·’ă·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8378: A longing, a delight

of the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

leads only
אַךְ־ (’aḵ-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

to good,
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

but the hope
תִּקְוַ֖ת (tiq·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8615: A cord, expectancy

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

[brings] wrath.
עֶבְרָֽה׃ (‘eḇ·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5678: Overflow, arrogance, fury


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