When a wicked person dies, his hope vanishes; and what he expected from his scheming comes to nothing.
The desire of the righteous is to seek good, but the hope of the wicked results in wrath.
Do not let anyone deceive you with meaningless words, for it is because of these things that God becomes angry with those who disobey.
What the righteous hope for brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked dies.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own opinion? There's more hope for a fool than for him.
Do you see a man who speaks hastily? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
1 Timothy 6:17
Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Such are the paths of everyone who forgets God the hope of the godless will be destroyed:
But what the wicked look for will fail; their way of escape will be taken away from them; their only hope is to take their final breath."
For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?
They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity."
I have hoped for good, but evil came instead; I have hoped for light, but darkness came.
We waited for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but instead there was terror.
It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.
This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Don't listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you; they're giving you false hopes. They declare visions from their own minds they don't come from the LORD!