Proverbs 13:12
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New International Version
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

New Living Translation
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

English Standard Version
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

New American Standard Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

King James Bible
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.

International Standard Version
Delayed hope makes the heart ill, but fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

NET Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man who begins to help is better than he that props up with hope, and the tree of life brings hope.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

New American Standard 1977
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
            But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

King James 2000 Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

American King James Version
Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

American Standard Version
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh is a tree of life.

Darby Bible Translation
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire [that] cometh to pass is a tree of life.

English Revised Version
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

World English Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Young's Literal Translation
Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:6. An honest desire to do right, preserves a man from fatal mistakes, better than a thousand fine-drawn distinctions. 7. Some who are really poor, trade and spend as if they were rich: this is sin, and will be shame, and it will end accordingly. Some that are really rich, would be thought to be poor: in this there is want of gratitude to God, want of justice and charity to others. There are many hypocrites, empty of grace, who will not be convinced of their poverty. There are many fearing Christians, who are spiritually rich, yet think themselves poor; by their doubts, and complaints, and griefs, they make themselves poor. 8. Great riches often tempt to violence against those that possess them; but the poor are free from such perils. 9. The light of the righteous is as that of the sun, which may be eclipsed and clouded, but will continue: the Spirit is their Light, he gives a fulness of joy: that of the wicked is as a lamp of their own kindling, easily put out. 10. All contentions, whether between private persons, families, churches, or nations, are begun and carried forward by pride. Disputes would be easily prevented or ended, if it were not for pride. 11. Wealth gotten by dishonesty or vice, has a secret curse, which will speedily waste it. 12. The delay of what is anxiously hoped for, is very painful to the mind; obtaining it is very pleasant. But spiritual blessings are chiefly intended.
Study Bible
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
11Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it. 12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 13:13
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
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Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

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Psalm 119:81-83 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word…

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from …

Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that …

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Proverbs 13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination …

Genesis 21:6,7 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Genesis 46:30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your …

1 Samuel 1:26-28 And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman …

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, …

Psalm 40:2,3 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, …

Luke 2:29,30 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word…

John 16:22 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and …

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Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is …

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Revelation 22:2 In the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river, …

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