Proverbs 10:24
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New International Version
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.

New Living Translation
The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.

English Standard Version
What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

New American Standard Bible
What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.

King James Bible
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What the wicked dreads will come to him, but what the righteous desire will be given to them.

International Standard Version
What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.

NET Bible
What the wicked fears will come on him; what the righteous desire will be granted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil one is dragged to destruction and hope is given to the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That which wicked people dread happens to them, but [the LORD] grants the desire of righteous people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him, but God shall grant the desire of the righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

American King James Version
The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

American Standard Version
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of a wicked [man], it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

English Revised Version
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: and the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

World English Bible
What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Young's Literal Translation
The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:22. That wealth which is truly desirable, has no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment; no grief for the loss; no guilt by the abuse of it. What comes from the love of God, has the grace of God for its companion. 23. Only foolish and wicked men divert themselves with doing harm to others, or tempting to sin. 24. The largest desire of eternal blessings the righteous can form, will be granted. 25. The course of prosperous sinners is like a whirlwind, which soon spends itself, and is gone. 26. As vinegar sets the teeth on edge, and as the smoke causes the eyes to smart, so the sluggard vexes his employer. 27,28. What man is he that loves life? Let him fear God, and that will secure to him life enough in this world, and eternal life in the other.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - This verse is connected in thought with the preceding. The wicked, though he lightly carries on his evil practices, is troubled with the thought of the retribution which awaits him, and that which he fears shall come upon him (Proverbs 1:26; Job 3:25; Isaiah 66:4); Septuagint, "The wicked is involved in destruction." The desire of the righteous. The righteous will desire only that which is in agreement with God's will, and this God grants, if not in this world, certainly in the life to come. The LXX. has, "The desire of the just is acceptable."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him,.... What he dreads in his own mind will be his unhappy case, sooner or later it comes upon him; his fear of distresses, calamities, and judgments in this life, and of eternal wrath and vengeance hereafter; for the most profligate and abandoned wretches, the greatest atheists, who endeavour to work themselves up to a disbelief of a God and a future state, have at times their frights and fears about these things; and as are their fears of God, so will his wrath be, Psalm 90:11. Jarchi illustrates this in the instance of the builders of Babel, who were afraid of being scattered upon the face of the earth, which thing feared came upon them through and for their building of the tower; and so it sometimes is, that the very thing which men fear comes upon them by the means which they take to prevent it; so the Jews were afraid that if their people believed in Jesus of Nazareth, the Romans would come and seize their city and nation, and therefore endeavoured to persuade them to reject him; for which rejection of him the thing they feared came upon them;

but the desire of the righteous shall be granted; or "he shall give" (s); that is, God shall give it; who has it in his hands or power to give it, as Jarchi's note is: what a righteous man desires from right principles, and with right views; what is for his own good and the glory of God; what he asks in faith, and with submission to the divine will, and is according to it, is sooner or later, in God's own time and way, granted unto him: particularly his desires after righteousness; after the righteousness of Christ, and to be found alone in that, living and dying; after holiness of heart and life, that he might be cleansed and kept from sin, and preserved to the coming of Christ; after more grace, an increase of it, and fresh supplies from Christ; after more communion with God and Christ, and conformity to them; after glory and happiness, and a being with them to all eternity. Some understand this of the righteous man's desire upon the wicked; that his fear might come upon him, and the glory of divine justice appear in his swift and sudden destruction; as expressed in Proverbs 10:25; so Aben Ezra.

(s) "dabit", Pagninus, Montanus, Baynus; "justis dat quod cupiunt", Tigurine version; "dabit Deus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis; "dat Deus", Mercerus, Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. it—the very thing. The wicked get dreaded evil; the righteous, desired good.

Proverbs 10:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
23Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding. 24What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. 25When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.

Job 15:21
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 1:26
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--

Proverbs 1:27
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

Proverbs 15:8
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Isaiah 66:4
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."

Ezekiel 11:8
You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

fear

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which …

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, …

the desire

Psalm 21:2 You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the …

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires …

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear …

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

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