Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13 Whosoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:19

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

Genesis 21:6-7

And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

1 Samuel 1:26-28

And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman that stood by you here, praying unto the LORD.

Psalm 17:15

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

Psalm 40:2-3

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary from my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalm 119:81-83

[Kaph] My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

Psalm 143:7

Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Song of Songs 5:8

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick with love.

Luke 2:29-30

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word:

John 16:22

And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.

Revelation 22:2

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bore twelve manner of fruit, and yielded its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Psalm 42:1-3

[To the Chief Musician. A maschil, for the Sons of Korah.] As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.

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