When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.
What the righteous desire leads only to good, but what the wicked hope for leads to wrath.
Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God's wrath comes on the sons of disobedience.
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Do you see someone who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this world's goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless perishes,
But the eyes of the wicked fail, and escape eludes them; their one hope is to breathe their last."
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
He says to himself, "I will never be upended, because I experience no calamity."
But when I hoped for good, trouble came; when I expected light, then darkness came.
We hoped for good fortune, but nothing good has come of it. We hoped for a time of relief, but instead we experience terror.
A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.
The Lord who rules over all says to the people of Jerusalem: "Do not listen to what those prophets are saying to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They are reporting visions of their own imaginations, not something the Lord has given them to say.