New American Standard Bible
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.
King James Bible
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
Darby Bible Translation
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish; and the hope of evil men perisheth.
World English Bible
When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, and expectation of power comes to nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Significant words, as showing the belief that when the righteous died, his "expectation" (i. e., his hope for the future) did not perish. The second clause is rendered by some, "the expectation that brings sorrow."
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,
Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web.
The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.
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