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

New Living Translation
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

English Standard Version
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

New American Standard Bible
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

King James Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

International Standard Version
For the wicked man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

NET Bible
for the evil person has no future, and the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

New Heart English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there is no posterity to the evil ones and the lamp of the evil will be extinguished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because an evil person has no future, and the lamps of wicked people will be snuffed out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there will be no future to the evil man, The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

New American Standard 1977
For there will be no future for the evil man;
            The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the evil man shall not come to a good end; the fire of the wicked shall be put out.

King James 2000 Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

American King James Version
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

American Standard Version
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Darby Bible Translation
for there shall be no future to the evil [man]; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

English Revised Version
For there will be no reward to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be extinguished.

World English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.

Young's Literal Translation
For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
Study Bible
Don’t Be Envious of Evil Men
19Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked; 20For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out. 21My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change,…
Cross References
Job 15:31
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Job 18:5
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.

Job 18:6
"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.

Job 21:17
"How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on them? Does God apportion destruction in His anger?

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

Proverbs 17:20
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Proverbs 20:20
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Proverbs 21:4
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 23:18
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

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Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his …

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Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall …

Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out …

Job 18:5,6 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his …

Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their …

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: …

Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps …

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, …

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