Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

King James Version

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Holman Bible

Delayed hope makes the heart sick,
but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.

International Standard Version

Delayed hope makes the heart ill, but fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

A Conservative Version

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

American Standard Version

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Amplified

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Bible in Basic English

Hope put off is a weariness to the heart; but when what is desired comes, it is a tree of life.

Darby Translation

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire that cometh to pass is a tree of life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Julia Smith Translation

Hope being forgotten afflicts the heart: and desire coming, a tree of life.

King James 2000

Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Hope that is deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled [is] a tree of life.

Modern King James verseion

Hope put off makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hope deferred grieveth the heart; but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

NET Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.

New Heart English Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

The Emphasized Bible

Hope deferred, sickeneth the heart, - but, a tree of life, is desire fulfilled.

Webster

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

World English Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּוחלת 
Towcheleth 
Usage: 6

משׁך 
Mashak 
Usage: 36

but when the desire
תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

it is a tree
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 13:12

References

Hastings

Images Proverbs 13:12

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:19

Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Genesis 21:6-7

Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."

1 Samuel 1:26-28

She said, "Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

Psalm 40:2-3

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalm 119:81-83

My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Song of Songs 5:8

"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick."

Luke 2:29-30

"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

John 16:22

"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Psalm 42:1-3

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.

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