Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing 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 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.

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.

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

Prayers for Proverbs 13:12

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:19

Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Genesis 46:30

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 lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Genesis 21:6-7

Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. 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 by you here, praying to Yahweh.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form. For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of Yahweh, who spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,

Psalm 40:2-3

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Psalm 119:81-83

My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word.

Psalm 143:7

Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

Song of Songs 5:8

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends

Luke 2:29-30

"Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;

John 16:22

Therefore you now have sorrow, 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 this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. 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 after you, God.

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