Proverbs 23:18
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New International Version
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

New Living Translation
You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.

English Standard Version
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

King James Bible
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For then you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.

International Standard Version
for there is surely a future life, and what you hope for will not be cut off.

NET Bible
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For there will be a posterity for you, and your hope will not end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is indeed a future, and your hope will never be cut off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For surely there is an end, and thy hope shall not be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
For surely there is a future hope; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

American King James Version
For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

American Standard Version
For surely there is a reward; And thy hope shall not be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou shalt have hope in the latter end, and thy expectation shall not be taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
for surely there is a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

English Revised Version
For surely there is a reward; and thy hope shall not be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
For surely there is an end; and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

World English Bible
Indeed surely there is a future hope, and your hope will not be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
For, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:12-16 Here is a parent instructing his child to give his mind to the Scriptures. Here is a parent correcting his child: accompanied with prayer, and blessed of God, it may prove a means of preventing his destruction. Here is a parent encouraging his child, telling him what would be for his good. And what a comfort it would be, if herein he answered his expectation! 17,18. The believer's expectation shall not be disappointed; the end of his trials, and of the sinner's prosperity, is at hand.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - For surely there is an end. PGBR> Some take the hemistich conditionally, rendering אִם "when," or "if the end comes;" but cue sees no object in the thought being expressed conditionally; and it is best. with the Authorized Version, Nowack, and others, to take כִּי אִם equivalent to "assuredly," as in Judges 15:7; 2 Samuel 15:21. "End" (acharith) is the glorious future that awaits the pious (Proverbs 24:14; Jeremiah 29:11). The prosperity of simmers is not to be envied, for it is transitory and deceptive; but for the righteous, however depressed at times there is a happy end in prospect. And thine expectation (hope) shall not be cut off. The hope of comfort here and reward hereafter shall be abundantly realized. The writer has a firm belief in the moral government of God, and in a future life which shall rectify all anomalies (comp. Proverbs 14:32; Wisd. 5:15, etc.; Ecclus. 1:13). Septuagint, "For if thou keep them, thou shalt haw posterity, and thy hope shall not be removed" (Psalm 37:9; Job 42:12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For surely there is an end,.... Both of the prosperity of the wicked, which is but for a short time; and of the afflictions of the righteous, which are but as it were for a moment; and therefore there is no reason to envy the one, nor to be fretful under the other; the end to a good man will be peace and prosperity for ever: there is a "reward" (b), as some render it here, for the righteous, though not of debt, but of grace; upon which account they have ground to expect much here and hereafter;

and thine expectation shall not be cut off; or "hope" (c); as an hypocrite's is; for the hope of a saint is well founded upon the person and righteousness of Christ, and is an anchor sure and steadfast; his expectation of grace, and every needful supply of it, while in this life, and of eternal glory and happiness in the world to come, shall not perish; but he shall enjoy what he is hoping, expecting, and waiting for.

(b) "merces", Pagninnus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus; so Ben Melech. (c) "spes tua", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. an end—or, "hereafter," another time, when apparent inequalities shall be adjusted (compare Ps 37:28-38).

Proverbs 23:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Consider Diligently what is Before You
17Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. 18Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. 19Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:18
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

Psalm 19:11
By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 58:11
Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."

Proverbs 24:14
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:20
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Treasury of Scripture

For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

surely

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts …

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received …

Romans 6:21,22 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

end or reward

Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found …

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

thine

Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the …

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts …

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing …

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