Proverbs 24:20
New International Version
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

New Living Translation
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

English Standard Version
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Berean Study Bible
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

King James Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

New King James Version
For there will be no prospect for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

New American Standard Bible
For there will be no future for the evil person; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

NASB 1995
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

NASB 1977
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Amplified Bible
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Christian Standard Bible
For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

American Standard Version
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there is no posterity to the evil ones and the lamp of the evil will be extinguished.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the evil man shall have no posterity: and the light of the wicked shall be put out.

Contemporary English Version
They will soon be gone like the flame of a lamp that burns out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

English Revised Version
For there will be no reward to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Good News Translation
A wicked person has no future--nothing to look forward to.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because an evil person has no future, and the lamps of wicked people will be snuffed out.

International Standard Version
For the wicked man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there will be no future to the evil man, The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Literal Standard Version
For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

NET Bible
for the evil person has no future, and the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

New Heart English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Envy
19Do not fret over evildoers, and do not be envious of the wicked. 20For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished. 21My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not associate with the rebellious.…

Cross References
Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

Job 18:5
Indeed, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

Job 18:6
The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out.

Job 21:17
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

Proverbs 17:20
The one with a perverse heart finds no good, and he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.


Treasury of Scripture

For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

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Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Job 18:5,6
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine…









(20) For there shall be no reward.--Literally, future, as in Proverbs 24:15.

The candle of the wicked shall be put out´┐Ż--See above on Proverbs 13:9.

Verse 20. - For there shall be no reward to the evil man. He has no happy "future" to expect, as Ver. 14; Proverbs 22:18 (where see note). The candle, etc. (see Proverbs 13:9, where the clause appears). Septuagint, "For the evil man shall have no posterity, and the torch of the wicked shall be quenched."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the evil [man]
לָרָ֑ע (lā·rā‘)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

has
תִהְיֶ֣ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

future;
אַחֲרִ֣ית (’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

the lamp
נֵ֖ר (nêr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

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

will be extinguished.
יִדְעָֽךְ׃ (yiḏ·‘āḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1846: To be extinguished, to expire, be dried up


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