In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.
The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.
Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,
The hope of the righteous is joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.
Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him.
1 Timothy 6:17
Those rich in the present age charge thou not to be high-minded, nor to hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, who is giving to us all things richly for enjoyment; --
So are the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
And the eyes of the wicked are consumed, And refuge hath perished from them, And their hope is a breathing out of soul!
For what is the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?
He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil.
When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.
Looking for peace -- and there is no good, For a time of healing, and lo, terror.
A false thing is the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Ye do not hearken unto the words Of the prophets who are prophesying to you, They are making you vain things, A vision of their own heart they speak, Not from the mouth of Jehovah.