False Hopes

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Proverbs 11:23

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

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked (those who are out of harmony with God) comes to nothing.

Proverbs 29:20

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.

Job 8:13

So are the ways of all who forget God; and the hope of the godless shall perish.

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall look [for relief] in vain, and they shall not escape [the justice of God]; and their hope shall be to give up the ghost.

Job 27:8

For what is the hope of the godless and polluted, even though he has gained [in this world], when God cuts him off and takes away his life?

Psalm 10:6

He thinks in his heart, I shall not be moved; for throughout all generations I shall not come to want or be in adversity.

Job 30:26

But when I looked for good, then evil came to me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Jeremiah 8:15

We looked for peace and completeness, but no good came, and for a time of healing, but behold, dismay, trouble, and terror!

Jeremiah 23:16

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Do not listen to the words of the [false] prophets who prophesy to you. They teach you vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and fill you with vain hopes; they speak a vision of their own minds and not from the mouth of the Lord.

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