Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The desire of the righteous is only good. 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.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

Bible in Basic English

The desire of the upright man is only for good, but wrath is waiting for the evil-doer.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

The desire of the just is only good: the expectation of the unjust, wrath.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The desire of the righteous [is] only good, but the expectation of the wicked, wrath.

Modern King James verseion

The desire of the righteous is only good; the hope of the wicked is wrath.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The desire of the righteous is acceptable; but the hope of the ungodly is indignation.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

The desire of the righteous, is only good, the expectation of the lawless, is wrath.

Webster

The desire of the righteous is only good: but 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

but the expectation
תּקוה 
Tiqvah 
Usage: 34

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 A ring of gold in a swine's snout, [is] a fair woman who is without discretion. 23 The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24 There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.



Cross References

Romans 2:8-9

but to those of self-interest, and who indeed disobey the truth but have confidence in unrighteousness--anger and wrath,

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous [is] gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 10:17

LORD, thou have heard the desire of the humble. Thou will prepare their heart, thou will cause thine ear to hear,

Psalm 27:4

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

Psalm 37:4

Delight thyself also in LORD, and he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

Psalm 39:7-8

And now, LORD, what do I wait for? My hope is in thee.

Psalm 119:5

O that my ways were established to observe thy statutes!

Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart I have sought thee. O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Proverbs 11:7

When a wicked man dies, [his] expectation shall perish, and the hope of iniquity perishes.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I have desired thee in the night. Yea, with my spirit within me I will seek thee earnestly. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Jeremiah 17:16

As for me, I have not hastened from being a shepherd after thee, nor have I desired the woeful day. Thou know. That which came out of my lips was before thy face.

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.

Hebrews 10:27

but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and of fire, a fervor that is going to devour the opposition.

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